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Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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Shortly before the Fourth of July, The New York Times published an op-ed attacking air conditioning as unnecessary, contributing to global warming, and oppressive. Taylor Lorenz, a staff writer at The Atlantic took up the call, calling air conditioning itself "unhealthy, bad, miserable, and sexist." She called for a ban on air conditioning in general, and the internet rushed to defend the technology.

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As for the sexism claim, Green cites a Nature.com study finding that building temperatures were set to the comfort preferences of 1960s-era men in suits and disregards the "thermal comfort" of female staffers. Ironically, she also predicted Lorenz's tweet. "Come summer, Twitter invariably lights up with charges that air-conditioning is sexist, an engine of the patriarchy, in threads that in turn fire up conservative commentators eager to prove the daftness of the opposition."


Come live anywhere in the south right now and tell me that you don’t want A/C. It’s so hot that if my A/C were to go out right now, I wouldn’t be able to stay in my house.
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Lawyered
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
She got roasted on the internet and she deserved it.

How easy must you have it to sit around and bitch about this ? When a lot of the world would kill for A/C


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fallguy_1978
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
The whole country would move north and west


wildtigercat93
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
I applaud you for pointing out that two people have made this argument (and subsequently been crushed by everybody for the take), instead of claiming it to be some huge movement by a large number of people like 99 percent of this board would do


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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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Taylor Lorenz


Meet me at Sonic.


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The Boat
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
Alabama football players don’t have air conditioning anyways.


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upgrayedd
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
Could you imagine how scorching hot it would be in the NYT building in July with no AC and thousands of computers, servers, refrigerators, etc pumping out massive amounts of heat?

I say they try it in their office first and let us know how it works out.

Of course, these proposals are for little people like us and not for elite members of the media.


Jack Daniel
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
Air conditioners are electric motors. Do they not like electric motors anymore either? Which means a Prius and a Tesla is also ruining the environment.


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Kujo
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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building temperatures were set to the comfort preferences of 1960s-era men in suits


My building temp is based on our computer servers, damn non-gender technology


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Pettifogger
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
Uh, apples to oranges man

I don't think you can compare guys working in a plumber's office to the crucial and world-impacting work that is happening in the NYT editorial floor.


DVinBR
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
people lived in louisiana for hundreds of years before AC or even the fan was invented
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GetCocky11
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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want to ban air conditioning


Do they enjoy the Internet? Because this would be a good way to kill some servers.


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Roll Tide Ravens
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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people lived in louisiana for hundreds of years before AC or even the fan was invented

And they were hot, lived shorter lives, had more diseases, etc. We’ve advanced.
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rowbear1922
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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Come live anywhere in the south right now and tell me that you don’t want A/C. It’s so hot that if my A/C were to go out right now, I wouldn’t be able to stay in my house.



Yea, I just spent 2 hours walking my job site in long sleeves, jeans and work boots. She, and anyone that agrees with her, can suck my balls before I get rid of AC.


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Joshjrn
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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As for the sexism claim, Green cites a Nature.com study finding that building temperatures were set to the comfort preferences of 1960s-era men in suits and disregards the "thermal comfort" of female staffers.


I’m a man who frequently wears suits to the office. I’m generally warm. I have female subordinates who are generally cold. The conversation goes as follows:

“In order for you to warm up, you can put on a jacket, have a blanket across your lap, bring a space heater, etc. In order for me to cool down, I would have to take off clothes. One of those paths is socially acceptable; the other is not.”

Tends to shut down the conversation fairly quickly. Plus, who doesn’t like an electric blanket?


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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain not to have air condition!



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NorthGwinnettTiger
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
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contributing to global warming


She's got an instagram pic from a few months ago of her flying on a private jet. Oy vey.


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Mike da Tigah
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
One Louisiana night in my house without A/C is all it would take for these two mental midgets to figure out just how important it is.


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
We should be allowed to slap the shite out of somebody for being stupid.


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BluegrassBelle
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re: Two writers from the New York Times and The Atlantic want to ban air conditioning
They wouldn’t even need to go to Louisiana. New York in the summer can get insanely hot, especially in the city with all of the concrete/buildings.

A/C isn’t going anywhere. Especially now that you have Europeans installing it to compensate for the rise in temps in Europe.


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