Literature/202311111404 staying warm and cool
- Source: [[@gates2021How to avoid a climate disaster: the solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need]]
- Tags: #climate-change #building-emissions
Perhaps staying warm and cool is the most personal of the chapters in the book. It is not an industry, but a necessary part of life. Heating homes in winter and cooling them down in summer is how we can afford a comfortable life at various latitudes.
There are already many improvements regarding being all-electric, like heat pumps. However, the adoption is proving the be slow, and it is mostly related to policies, not personal choices. (see: 202311111406 Policies for a net zero future).
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