Turn off Your Air Conditioner to Save the World
(H/T: Andrew Bolt). The South Australian government is urging people to turn off their air conditioners in an effort to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions even as parts of the country experience their third consecutive day of 40+ degree C temperatures. The government has asked residents to install insulation and use evaporative methods of cooling down, such as ceiling and portable fans. Opposition leaders have chastised the government for forcing young children and the elderly to endure the heat. State power providers say theyâ€™re not forcing anyone to not use their air conditioners and that people need to make sensible decisions.
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