CDC reports no AC in homes of dead during 2008-2011 NYC heat waves — FLASHBACK: NYU prof says stop using AC to save planet

The CDC reports:

After heat waves during the summers of 2008–2011, the Department of Health reviewed medical examiner records for 48 hyperthermia deaths…

Among the 26 deaths reviewed that had information about the presence of home air conditioning, none of the decedents had a working air conditioner.

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2 thoughts on “CDC reports no AC in homes of dead during 2008-2011 NYC heat waves — FLASHBACK: NYU prof says stop using AC to save planet”

  1. Proving two points:
    1. Adaptation is necessary — heat like this occurs even during Ice Ages.
    2. Cheap energy is a grace to the poor especially.

  2. “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” – Barack Obama

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