I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Gina McCarthy, the head of the Obama Administration’s EPA, wants to help fight global warming by reducing the efficiency of air conditioning. She wants to further restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons which are used as the working fluids in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. There are substitutes such as ammonia, but they are less efficient.

So the way to fight global warming is to reduce the efficiency of air conditioning so that even more energy will be required. We’re gonna need a whole lot of windmills to handle that.

12 thoughts on “I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

  1. It’s all a part of the plan to reduce health care costs, you see.

    Reduce/remove air conditioning from the US and wait for the elderly to die in the heat. After all, they take the most medical care, so removing them should reduce costs, right?

    Not to mention these are the same politicians that want to reduce world population…

    • It could be a plot to kill off those pesky Southerners that won’t toe their line. If they can’t get our guns legally, they’ll kill us off until the South can’t fight them and THEN go for removing the Second Amendment again.

      Or, I could be having paranoid delusions due to a high fever, narcotics, sleep deprivation and generalized pain. You can never tell.

  2. While what you say is true enough, I like the story that since R-12 was “phased out” with R-134c; we’ve seen air conditioners move from 13 SEER to 25 SEER. I would love to see what we could accomplish with R12, but necessity is the mother of invention.

    Personally, I am a fan of geo-sinks. Of course the greenies get all in a snit about that too, so; there’s no pleasing everybody.

  3. Oh yeah, let’s go from the (remote) asphyxiation hazard of a freon leak to a full blown caustic corrosion event for an anhydrous ammonia leak.. Only the EPA could be that stupid..

  4. Yes, but while an ammonia leak *might* hurt you. A freon leak WILL KILL US ALL WITH GLOBAL WARMING!!!1111!!1!!

    • Oh yeah… CAGW is the new thing, I forgot. The ‘ozone hole’ over Australia is old news.

      Exactly how does a non-reactive compound that is heavier than air get high enough into the stratosphere in the Southern hemisphere to affect the ozone layer?

      • … in significant concentrations to disrupt ozone production in an area without very many thunderstorms.

        Bigger question, when did (H)CFCs become greenhouse gasses anyway?

  5. Buncha watermelons; green on the outside, red on the inside. ‘Cept nowadays “reds” are Statists as much as Commies.

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