Cities Built By Air-Conditioning

A device invented to cool factories changed where and how our cities formed.
July 2, 2012, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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Air-conditioning changed where and how cities were built. Increased global demand for air-conditioning the world's mega-cities could impact the planet's climate.

"...the potential cooling demand from Mumbai alone is one-quarter of the demand for the entire United States...The air conditioner played a role in shaping the Southern metros we see today in the United States, and air conditioned mega cities will eventually shape the climate of the planet. "

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Published on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in The Atlantic
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