Losing Our Cool (Paperback)
Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)
New Press, 9781595587756, 255pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012
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Praise For Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)…
This is an important book. The history of air-conditioning is really the history of the world’s energy and climate crises, and by narrowing the focus Stan Cox makes the big picture comprehensible. He also suggests remedieswhich are different from the ones favored by politicians, environmentalists, and appliance manufacturers, not least because they might actually work.” David Owen, author of Green Metropolis
One of the 10 must-read environmental books of 2010 to read in 2011” Mother Nature Network
As Stan Cox details in his excellent new book, Losing Our Cool, air conditioning has been a major force in shaping western society.”
Bradford Plumer, The National
This book is the go-to source for a better understanding of the complexity of pumping cold air into a warming climate.” Maude Barlow
Important. . . .What I like about Cox’s book is that he isn’t an eco-nag or moralist."
Tom Condon, Hartford Courant
Stan Cox offers both some sobering facts and some interesting strategies for thinking through a big part of our energy dilemma.”
Well-written, thoroughly researched, with a truly global focus, the book offers much for consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers to consider before powering up to cool down.”