Many Americans believe clean-energy development and addressing climate change should be priorities for President Obama and Congress, according to a survey conducted by researchers from Yale University and George Mason University.
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has introduced its “Climate Conversations” blog, an informational forum that will provide a home for Emerson to share its expertise and market insights as they relate to key topics and technology in the industry including energy scarcity, safeguarding food, and human comfort.
The concurrent 21st International Compressor Engineering Conference, 14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, and 2nd International High Performance Buildings Conference showed how dramatically the issue of global warming is impacting the refrigerant aspect of the HVACR industry and how complex the issue is.
Despite the success of the Montreal Protocol — and increased efficiency standards — a recent New York Times article centered on a group of “leading scientists” who believe that if planetary potential is maxed out, 27 percent of all global warming effects to 2050 can be attributed to the gasses utilized in air conditioners.
As this is being written temperatures are near 100°F here on the Illinois/Wisconsin border and a drought is in full force. The hue and cry is, “See, see, global warming! Told you it was real!” But folks from Europe were telling me that the Old World was experiencing one the coolest and wettest summers on record.
A new report from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research finds that Generation X is largely unconcerned about climate change. Generation X encompasses those adults born between 1961 and 1981, and are now between 32 and 52 years of age.