Cold air, hot waters: AC usage among Indians to spike fourfold by 2050, generate massive amount of emissions
While a considerable chunk of the country continues reeling under blistering
If this was our condition when daytime mercuries were breaching the 40°C mark on the regular, things will only get more unbearable once
Naturally, as our usage of air conditioners increases, so will their associated emissions, becoming a part of another endless, vicious cycle.
Now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind study, we might have a firmer grasp on how climate change will impact the demand for air conditioners and electricity for cooling in
As per the study, in a 2-3 °C warming scenario, air conditioning uptake in the country is projected to grow fourfold by 2050 — and this could generate an increase in emissions in the order of 12 crore metric tons!