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What the History of Air-Conditioning Tells Us About the Difficulty of Tackling Climate Change

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Politicians and diplomats are heading to Katowice, Poland, in December for the next round of international climate negotiations. This summer's heatwave - an “ unambiguous ” sign of global warming, according to a recent report - will be in their minds. A major cause of that warming is two centuries of rising consumption of fossil fuels .
Large-scale coal consumption began during the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century. Oil boomed from the start of the 20th. Use of all...
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