Sunday, September 24, 2023

Hottest September on Record

It's nearly October and we're still getting highs in the 90s.

According to the Guardian, this is the hottest September on record, and at least some of that is caused by all our air conditioners. However, living in the American South without air conditioning is, what is the word I am looking for, impossible. Even before global climate change. Now that we're having 92 degree days in the last week of September and 75 degree nights, no air conditioning is not just unpleasant, it's dangerous.

(I did, briefly, live in a duplex without air conditioning when I was a graduate student in Fayetteville. Sleeping was difficult and getting any work done at all was impossible. Do not recommend.)

Also, see this.


Debbie M said...

Our A/C broke and it took a couple of days to get it fixed. I'm pretty sure some of our electronics expired earlier than they otherwise would have as a result. It seems the refrigerator couldn't quite keep up either, and some foods spoiled earlier than they would have. And things outside the refrigerator were more likely to melt (chocolate chips). So it's not even just about us being able to tolerate it, but all our stuff.

delagar said...

Right? In the old house, our AC went down for nearly a week once. It was unbearable, and not just because of the heat. Food went moldy, the floor was slick with condensation, the sheets on the bed were damp...ugh!

Debbie M said...