There was an article in The Times today about air conditioning that I had to agree with. It was saying that not only is air conditioning expensive and adding to global warming but it makes us more insular because we all sit inside temperature controlled rooms instead of gathering outside. It was saying that in the U.S.A. no-one sits on their porch anymore, everyone prefers to stay inside their houses and so the rise of air conditioning is helping to make us evermore anti-social.
Gary and I went to Las Vegas a few years back and it was boiling hot outside and freezing in the casinos. I caught myself wishing that I’d bought warmer clothes! It’s ridiculous that when it’s ninety degrees outside I should have to wear thermals when I’m indoors. If you must have air conditioning, do you have to have it on full blast? Turn it down please!