Guest Host: John Donvan

Thermostats are getting smarter, but how wise is our use of them?

Thermostats are getting smarter, but how wise is our use of them?

Air conditioning does more than keep our temperatures low and utility bills high:

AC is central to American life — more than 8 out of 10 homes have it. And as temperatures rise around the globe will the rest of the world join in the spirit of 72°? And if so, at what cost?

Guests

  • Steven Johnson Author, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; @stevenbjohnson
  • Durwood Zaelke President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development; @DurwoodZaelke
  • Stan Cox Senior scientist, The Land Institute; author of Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air‑conditioned World; @CoxStan
  • Steven Mufson Energy correspondent at The Washington Post; @stevenmufson

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