Tragedy of lots more commonplace air conditioners

Here is a good illustraton of the ‘tragedy of the commons’ (better known as the tyranny of micro-decisions. As the article points out, the decision to put in air conditioners at this or that ‘micro’ level may bring the installers some benefits, especially in the short term. But the overall cost when so many people make that same decision is ruinous of the common good:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/the-world-is-about-to-ins…/

I suppose there will be those who just dismiss it as a capitalist plot.

In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, it could be like adding several countries to…
WASHINGTONPOST.COM|BY CHRIS MOONEY
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