The movement to make A/C energy efficient

Air conditioners have been bad for the planet, but we'll likely continue to need them.

Air conditioners on building.
(Image credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images)

As heat waves blaze across the world, the demand for air conditioners has soared. However, air conditioners are notoriously unsustainable and increase emissions, prompting climate change to worsen and heat waves to become more common, which CNN called the "Catch 22 of climate change." Increased heat levels are going to become a new normal as climate change worsens, and cooling mechanisms will become more and more necessary for survival. Can air conditioning be made sustainable?

What makes air conditioning unsustainable?

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