August 11, 2016 – Museum of the City of New York-COOL Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City

COOL | Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City
Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 pm

Please note: This event will take place next door at The New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street).

While “summer in the city” may conjure up images of sweaty subway cars, in reality New York’s summers are actually a lot cooler than one might think. More and more electricity is being consumed for air-conditioning, and the resulting emissions will mean even higher outside temperatures as time goes on. Join author and environmentalist Stan Cox, named one of The Atlantic‘s “Brave Thinkers” in 2012, for a talk about the costs and benefits of New Yorkers’ growing reliance on climate control.

Stan Cox is research coordinator at the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. He is author of Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer) (The New Press, 2010) and three other books on the global ecological crisis. The most recent, written with Paul Cox, is How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, From the Caribbean to Siberia (The New Press, 2016).

A brief discussion and Q&A with Cecil Mark-Corbin, Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice, to follow.

This event is the second program in Fast, Cool & Convenient: Meeting New Yorkers’ High Demands, our free three-part talk series developed in collaboration with The New York Academy of Medicine and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Admission is FREE, pre-register online at mcny.org/programs.

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