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Pro tip for people who do not have airconditioning in their houses:

1. Go to universities

2. Go to co-working spaces

Go to any place to flee the heat.

I'm at my university right now, and I'm not even noticing it's as hot as it is since the airconditioning is doing an amazing job here.




I know you're in triage mode helping the immediately-affected get safe, but given the climate change undercurrents of all this, a statement like

> I'm not even noticing it's as hot as it is since the airconditioning is doing an amazing job here.

...just leaves a frustrating and poor taste.

What's powering all that air conditioning? It's not free.

Get safe now, but don't lose sight that it's all inter-related.


If your alternative is to just stay hot, it doesn't really help. Those places will be in AC whether this person goes there or not.


Fair point, but like a sibling comment already stated: I cannot convince my uni to stop using AC in the short-term. So then better use it.

The climate change issue in the long-term is gripping me. What are we — as mostly programmers — doing about it. Why isn’t FAANG doing something? For pure problem solvers this seems like a juicy problem to sink your teeth into.


Solar power?


Shopping centres. You can even have a beer! :D




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