As the Planet Heats Up, “Conditioning” Air Under Scrutiny

No doubt about it, things are getting warmer. How do we stay cool without heating the planet? Where did A/C come from? What are people thinking about the future of "conditioning" our air?

To read more, explore these links:

Where did air conditioning come from, and why?

Does air conditioning stymie our ability to slow climate change?

How AC works

A competition to keep us cool

Scientists are using the cold of outer space to rethink air conditioning

India is likely to inform the future world of A/C

The race to build personal air conditioners

Podcast: Reviewing the idea of air conditioners (how many stars, out of 5 stars, would you give AC?)

Grand Challenge: Valuing World Cultures

ERC Grand Challenges: For project design, for inquiry, for activism

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