I ended up getting an air conditioner about a month later, but it wasn’t cheap and I had to pay extra to avoid sitting on a waiting list for months on end
The weather trends in my area don’t look encouraging. I don’t have inherent cynicism about climate change, but the record breaking temperatures in my country every year is enough to give anyone anxiety. Usually the summers in my region are warm but moderate. We rarely get temperatures over 85 degrees because of the extreme cold weather during autumn, winter, and early to mid spring. Many of us are used to focusing our attention on heating when it comes to indoor climate control. There was a long time when it was still optional to go with air conditioning in these regions, but recent trends are changing that. This last year saw an intense summer heat wave with some of the highest temperatures this area has ever seen. One major city in my state saw temperatures climb to 115 degrees one week! Naturally, there was a shortage of air conditioners once residents suddenly went out to buy them to escape from the hot temperatures. I heard about rampant deaths in some areas due to heat stroke, especially in senior citizens who don’t have any way to keep the heat down in their homes. And if they couldn’t even buy an air conditioner once they suddenly needed one, it was tragic hearing that some couldn’t survive the heatwave. I ended up getting an air conditioner about a month later, but it wasn’t cheap and I had to pay extra to avoid sitting on a waiting list for months on end. I hope that next year isn’t really bad again with summer temperatures, but that’s what the trends suggest. Climate change isn’t going to get better anytime soon and it’s tragic when you ponder the implications.