Tuesday, July 13, 2010

No A/C?

So, I woke up this morning and heard that some environmental folks are trying to get air conditioning banned. Yes, you read that right, they want to band A/C!

Why, you may ask? Well, they seem to think they are environmental hazards. I'm not going to sit here and deny or confirm that they are, but there is something a little more important.

This summer may go on record as one of the hottest in recent memory, or at least compared to the past few. With temperatures soaring, a few fans, some ice, and an open window just won't do the trick.

Let us not forget the elderly, either. I remember my grandmother didn't get an A/C until she became an invalid, then she couldn't live without it. Before then, though, that house was unbearable, but somehow she and my grandfather were able to take it, or at least they were used to it, but that's neither here or there. When they became sickly, it was imperative they kept cool.

I understand wanting to save the planet and all that jazz, but there are just some things that should be left alone and air conditioning is one such thing. Growing up and spending all but 2 years in the south, I am more than aware of the benefits of A/C.

It is downright sticky, humid, and hot down here. Banning A/C down here would just result in folks sneaking ti like they did moonshine back in the day.

I just think this whole notion is just someone trying to raise a fuss, or get their name in the paper or something, but it does make you think. 50 years ago if someone would have mentioned this, it wouldn't have been an issue, yet today we'd literally die without it. What happened?

That aside, I don't care if they ban A/C (99.999% chance it won't happen), mine ain't going nowhere!!!!!


Lin said...

If they ban air conditioning I'll bet the murder rate rockets! I know it will in my house. ;)

Mystery Man said...

think about how bad it'll be down here where it's not only hot, but humid! it'll be complete anarchy!!!!