So, now the enviro-commies are debating about whether or not the government should ration AIR CONDITIONING, y'all.
Of course, the debate was spawned on the New York Times website, where they "posed a left-leaning question to a symposium of six left-leaning outside experts: "Should Air-Conditioning Go Global, or Be Rationed Away?" While it may have been acceptable for New Yorkers to beat the heat with air conditioning, when developing countries like India strives for the same comfort, it becomes an environmental concern. The Times asks from its air-conditioned headquarters in Midtown Manhattan:
Temperatures in New York City have pushed toward 100 degrees this week, and air-conditioners strained the power grid (thanks in part to stores with their doors open). Meanwhile the demand for coolant gases, especially in rapidly developing countries like India, threatens to accelerate global warming.
Is it a good goal for everyone in the world to have access to air-conditioning -- like clean water or the Internet? Or is it an unsustainable luxury, which air-conditioned societies should be giving up or rationing?
Oh my GOD.
Elizabeth Rosenthal was the one who started the debate, after she wrote an article in the Times and whined about how "she can't buy a more environmentally correct model and so chooses to forgo repairing her old evil one."
What a heroine, huh? A smelly one, at that.
THIS is what it's come to, folks. They want to regulate the use of AIR CONDITIONING. Yep. Cold air.
Next up? Oxygen. Because you're using too much of it, you greedy meanie.
I need a drink.