It's predicted that this will be our hottest week of the year, and that is so not the time to listen to Stan Cox, America's leading anti-air-conditioning advocate espousing his views to Steve Kraske on KCUR. He's been all over the
media pimping his new book Losing
Our Cool: Uncomfortable facts about our Air-Conditioned World,
and, in an ideal world, yes, Cox should have his way. He makes excellent points about how our insatiable desire to
cool off is making the earth bake. But I don't want to hear it this week.
Global warming is a terrible thing, and we could all probably nut up,
turn the AC off and plop our sweaty bodies down in front of
energy-friendly fans while slapping our own backs for saving the world. But is it too much to ask that Cox keep it to himself for the next few days? The city has already suffered two deaths believed to be heat-related, and we're all cranky and miserable. This is not the time whip out facts and science to show us how we're destroying the planet. We don't all live in shade-covered houses in Salina with plenty of windows like you, Stan!
If you're handling the heat better than I am, and you want to actually be a reasonable person and hear Cox out, here he is explaining his arguments to MSNBC: