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Air conditioning is on the rise in India – exacerbating the climate crisis

Hard copy from Dagens Nyheter, 2022-01-09 12:01

Original article title: https://www.dn.se/varlden/fler-skaffar-ac-i-ett-varmare-indien-sa-forvarrar-det-klimatkrisen/

He describes the first night with the air conditioner on as one of the happiest moments in life.

– This is how life should be, says electrician Yogesh Patel in Bombay.

In India, air conditioning goes from a luxury product to a mandatory component in homes when the temperature rises. How does it affect the global climate crisis?

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The Patel family in the new air conditioner – left from Yogesh, Maiuri, Tukram and Surekha.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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Hetal Shah sells thousands of air conditioners every year.

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Hetal Shah sells thousands of air conditioners every year.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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Sandeep and Mardula Bakari with son Swaraj, nine months.

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Jayanta Sarkar, Head of the Bombay Meteorological Institute.

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Jayanta Sarkar, Head of the Bombay Meteorological Institute.

Photo: Beatrice Lundborg / DN

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In total, between seven and eight million air conditioners are sold every year in India.

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Architects Partha Shrungarpure and Anushka Samant.

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Within ten years, India, which today has a population of 1.4 billion, is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country. In recent decades, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. Studies show that there is a link between increased prosperity and the purchase of air conditioning.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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In India, air conditioning goes from a luxury product to a mandatory component in homes when the temperature rises.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg


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