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    The Air Conditioning Dilemma

    by I sometimes think that air conditioning is both the cause and downfall of our society. On the one hand, it’s let us comfortably expand as a species into jungles, swamps, and deserts, and build large cities there. On the other hand, it’s let us comfortably expand as a species into jungles, swamps, and deserts, and build large cities there. It keeps us comfortable in those more temperate locales where it only get particularly hot for a couple of months of the year. That’s the benefit my family is after right now. We bought a house built in the 1960s with baseboard heating. Owners in the 1980s put a gas…