What It Means to be Cool

As a technological innovation, air conditioning led to a ripple of positive externalities. Affecting how we live and work, it had private and social return.…

Temperature Matters

Shot on July 2, 1881, President Garfield lay dying in a room with the first air conditioner.  Naval engineers, whose primary expertise was ventilating mining shafts, had been called in to help the ail…

Tricky Oil Questions

1. Asked to list the world’s biggest oil consumers, most of us would be correct if we started with the US and China. With the US at 20.5% and China, 11.4% for 2011, we are almost at one-third of…

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