• deegeese@sopuli.xyz
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    6 days ago

    If it’s 120°F and you’re dying of heatstroke, you can’t call 911 because your cellphone is also too hot to function.

    If you can get a call out, there will be no rescue helicopter because they can’t fly in that heat either.

    For many people, having a working air conditioner is literally a life or death issue.

    • vrek@programming.dev
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      6 days ago

      My old apartment had “ac” in Dallas Texas. The other week I have an outdoor indoor temperature monitor thing, it was 89 inside and 91 outside at 930 at night. I just moved out, like last truck was today, I don’t know if I had a minor heart attack or heat stroke yesterday just from moving things to the truck. I probably should of gone to the hospital but I was stubborn and recovered mostly about 1 hour later(at least enough to walk to the car with real ac) and finished moving today. Now it’s 74 in my apartment and reads 125 outside but that’s in direct sunlight.

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    5 days ago

    And it will only get worse, rapidly, every single year.

    We’re fucked thanks to the “god wouldn’t allow this!” club and the fossil fuel companies stopping us switching to electricfor decades. Now its too late. Countless have died and its only the tiny beginning, enjoy everybody!