Sure it's hot, but is it REALLY bothering you?
Here's something for WeatherBlog readers to toss around today:
It's REALLY, REALLY hot outside. It's the second 90-plus heat wave of the season, and it's not even summer yet, officially. Humidities are stifling and Marylanders who don't have, can't afford, or don't want air conditioning, and have to wait, in the oven-that-is-Baltimore, for a bus, are truly suffering.
But let's face it, in what is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, most of us probably have AC at home, AC at work (if we have work), and AC in our cars. If you fall into this lucky category, you spend - what? - five minutes a day in the heat, walking from home to car, car to workplace, etc, etc.
Let's hear from those people. Have you effectively banished Chesapeake Summers from your lives through the magic of HVAC? Can you mostly ignore it? Do you thank your lucky stars each night when you step in that door? Or is it a struggle and a worry to keep it running?
Can we simply hope for a day when everyone, from Baltimore to India, Brazil and China can afford the pleasures of air-conditioning, and then mix another Mai Tai and drink to the geniuses at Trane and York and Carrier? Or is there more to consider?
(SUN PHOTO: Kenneth K. Lam, 2005)