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Qatar Is Air-Conditioning the Outdoors Because of Climate Change


Even if Qatar's strategy were financially feasible elsewhere, it is environmental lunacy: In areas without plentiful supplies of clean energy, the energy required to deploy artificial cooling on such a massive scale is bound to increase the production of greenhouse gases, exacerbating the conditions that made air-conditioning the outside necessary in the first place. As far as "solutions" go, it is roughly the equivalent of repairing a leaking dike by ripping a patch from a different, otherwise-undamaged section. But such objections are of little persuasive value to those who would have to deal with the fallout from turning the air conditioners off. "That's about survival," climate activist Neeshad Shafi told the Post. "It's too hot. That's the reality."

Dubai rethinks air conditioned city plan


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