Heatwave could be deadly, but Aussies told not to use air conditioners due to “environmental responsibilities” January 27, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Heatwave could be deadly, but Aussies told not to use air conditioners due to “environmental responsibilities”
By the blogowner, honestclimate, January 27, 2009
From The Australian, January 27, 2009
The South Australian Government is urging people not to use their air conditioners as the state swelters in three days of 40C-plus temperatures.
Citing the community’s environmental responsibilities, the State Government today put our a press release saying there were many alternatives to using air conditioners, urging South Australians to instead insulate ceilings and use external blinds or a pergola to shade windows
“Fans and evaporative cooling are good choices to minimise energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.”
From WeatherZone, January 27, 2009
The Ambulance Service says a heatwave expected to sweep across much of Victoria, Australia, in the coming days could prove deadly.
Victorians are being urged to prepare for the possibility of bushfires and to minimise the health risks of the heat.
Ambulance Victoria operations manager Paul Holman says it is feared the conditions will claim lives.
“This is unprecedented; we know what happens when we get a couple of hot days, particularly with the elderly and the chronically ill,” he said.
Just don’t use your air-conditioner!