I just wrote about not being able to work the AC at the last event saying it was good practice for the future.
I picked up that quite a few people were uncomfortable with the room being warm but if only they knew it has hip and trendy now! With this latest article in the NY Times, it seems more and more people are unplugging their AC and going natural.
We kids have lived without AC all our lives so this concept is nothing new to us but it’s neat to read about other peoples experiences and how they deal with going au naturel.
Farmer D always told us people survived the heat long before air conditioning coming up with sensible and practical ways to beat the heat – opening windows, doors, etc. Living without AC you become more responsible for your actions – do you heat up the kitchen or opt for solar cooking or no cooking instead. You dress appropriately and change your habits according to season, making you more aware of you natural surroundings. And because we as kids lived without central air or heat I personal thing we are better off for it – certainly healthier.
THE UNCHILLED LIFE
TO many Americans, abstaining from air-conditioning is a masochistic folly akin to refusing Novocain or renouncing the dishwasher.
Yet as this particular summer finally heats up, even citizens who believe that climate control is a God-given right may be questioning whether it has become a luxury they can no longer afford. They are probably also wondering how they can survive without it.
Those who’ve done just that like to point out that air-conditioning is a relatively recent boon to humanity: The Allies won World War II without it, and the great pyramids of Egypt were built al fresco. Today, fans of the unchilled life say that it is not only possible to turn back the clock and live as one with summer, but to do it while maintaining a fairly high quality of life.
So readers how are you dealing with the heat? Care to share your no AC experiences.