these heat waves to happen often enough in sf which is why there no movementThese heat waves are an eye-opener. One of the observations I've made since I've moved to California is how poorly insulated old apartment buildings are. Because of this poor insulation, heat from outdoors gets conducted through the building envelope at much higher rates. In addition to poor insulation, windows are often very poor quality and don't seal well. This is another source of heat gain. So how do we adapt? I've skimmed through a couple of bay area resilience plans and there just isn't enough movement in the short term to ramp up adaptation efforts. We probably won't see too much until folks start dying from heat stroke at epidemic rates.
Climate change happens over a long temporal scale. We're already seeing the effects of it through increased droughts and wildfires. These heatwaves, and other erratic weather patterns, will likely become more frequent. This is why climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts are so difficult to implement. The cause (human behavior & development) and effect (climate change) aren't immediate.these heat waves to happen often enough in sf which is why there no movement
Heatwaves have occurred in the past, yes, but the frequency in which they're occurring is rising. Visit this site:We’ve always had heatwaves in the Bay Area. Most places that are more inland like Orinda, San Jose, Sonoma are equipped for it and folks have AC. Not really sure how it’s an eye opener. Short term adaptation plans? Lol we can’t even get high density housing built near transit centers.
This is not really up for debate. Heating and cooling account for a majority of energy consumption in households. The goal is to find strategies to reduce that energy consumption and there are a different ways to go about that. One of them is to invest in building improvements, some of which I mentioned above. Another is through behavior change. I don't expect people to give up AC, and in a scenario where we're experiencing extreme heat events, it's more than reasonable to use them. However, there's a cost to to using them so we should be doing so wisely.AC units contribute to climate change. insulation is good but AC is bad. we should all live in hobbit houses
change my mind.
I know. Apologies. These days, keeping up with craft beer trends has been relegated to a low position in terms of how I choose to allocate my mental resources. Chalk it up to limited $$$ and the rise of milkshake IPAs. The weekly rotation of haze cans can only hold my interest for so long.You’re fuckin up the thread dawg.