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Thread: A question for the AGW crowd

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    A question for the AGW crowd

    AC is the single biggest energy user in your home per KWH. Just a small room AC unit uses 1000 watts while a central air system uses between 2000 and 5000 watts.This huge energy consumption is for nothing but comfort and would be very easy to cut out of your life if you really think we are warming the planet with our energy use. When I was a kid AC was very rare and nearly all homes and businesses used fans and opened windows. On really hot days in school we would hold class outside under a shade tree. Anyway I have to wonder how many people in here crying about melting ice and rising sea levels use AC.


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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    Well that's a good point. My sister who's now 62 and her husband finally broke down and installed central AC a year ago after 40 years of marriage. Growing up I had one of those small above ground pools - no AC. Though I must admit I do like AC and would not trade it in ... but then again, I have no problem with the amount of energy needed and I try not to abuse it and use it only on the hottest muggiest of days. Frankly, the ice sheets can melt and the oceans rise since if, today, every American stopped driving a car, stopped using AC, stopped using Jets to fly, stopped burning coal, wood and otherwise cut their carbon emissions by 90% across the board, India, China and the rest of the world would continue to make up the difference and continue increasing carbon emissions as would other emerging countries. If NJ gets too hot, I'll emigrate to Nova Scotia or move to northern Maine, which I hear is beautiful, less crowded and real estate is quite reasonable.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    I try to use it only when necessary, I too like my open windows. However, I feel like you generalize the entire AGW crowd, do you even know what they advocate?
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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    I try to use it only when necessary, I too like my open windows. However, I feel like you generalize the entire AGW crowd, do you even know what they advocate?
    The AGW crowd says we are warming the planet by using fossil fuel so I have to wonder how many of them take any effort at all to lower their use of fossil fuel and practice what they preach. I have to wonder how many take any personal responsibility instead of blaming others. I have to wonder what percentage of them are not complete whinny ass hypocrites.

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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    It's like the drilling (fracking) for natural gas is damaging to local wells and surrounding farm lands. But we can't run this modern technology of conveniences on dreams and wishes. There has to be a happy medium of seeking cleaner alternative energy sources, without ruining our economies.
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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    AC is the single biggest energy user in your home per KWH. Just a small room AC unit uses 1000 watts while a central air system uses between 2000 and 5000 watts.This huge energy consumption is for nothing but comfort and would be very easy to cut out of your life if you really think we are warming the planet with our energy use. When I was a kid AC was very rare and nearly all homes and businesses used fans and opened windows. On really hot days in school we would hold class outside under a shade tree. Anyway I have to wonder how many people in here crying about melting ice and rising sea levels use AC.


    EDIT: gredy means greedy and mmade means made My key board is fookin up. ASUS sucks!

    Is your current position that the climate is not changing, or simply that human beings are not responsible for causing climate change?

    Just checking.

    Plus, there is something to say for every little change helps. Advocating better efficiency in appliances, automobiles, and industry doesn't mean people should also give up things like air conditioning.

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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The AGW crowd says we are warming the planet by using fossil fuel.
    That is correct, but last time I checked, they advocated legislation that limits pollution by businesses, which they believe is a significant contributor to AGW. It seems like you're complaining that they are too moderate and should be more radical with their goals. Personally, I don't think I'd support a law limiting AC usage.
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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    Keeping my AC. Period. And I run it low as possible all the time.

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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    We used swamp coolers when I was a kid. These days my AC keeps my computers cool.

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    Re: A question for the AGW crowd

    The gov't already wants to install smart meters, so they can control your AC and hot water heater.
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