Friday, April 25, 2014

Climate Control Without Climate Change

ENVS PhD candidate Peter Brewitt researches the ways people restore and remake their environments. He reviews the sustainable air conditioning systems that have been installed in different areas around the world and ponders the question of why can't we have more or these sustainable innovations everywhere?

"In the 1940s, an engineer named Bob Tamblyn began to think about the enormous supply of frigid water in Lake Ontario, sitting there like an heirloom in the basement. Deep in the lake, the temperature is thirty-nine degrees. Water that cold is dense, so it stays there, hundreds of feet below the surface. Can’t we, he wondered, use this to cool us down? We can..." Find out how here!

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