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Losing our cool

Stan Cox

Losing our cool

uncomfortable truths about our air-conditioned world (and finding new ways to get through the summer)

by Stan Cox

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-247) and index.

StatementStan Cox
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTH687.5 .C69 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24476944M
ISBN 109781595584892
LC Control Number2009052954
OCLC/WorldCa435419424

  His book, LOSING OUR COOL, takes a social, political and scientific look at the conundrum we’ve put ourselves into with air conditioning and global warming. And he tells us about some surprising benefits of dialing down the AC or even going without, using older–and greener–methods of cooling our bodies.   In Raising Your Kids Without Losing Your Cool, Shantelle sets out how to get ready for baby‘s arrival, helps you through the big push, lays it all out on breastfeeding, and makes sure you don‘t forget to KEEP HAVING SEX. Plus, she‘ll help you navigate the perils of helicopter parenting, children on social media, and even gender-reveal.

In "Losing My Cool" the family is challenging and wise and strongest group of all. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by Marta M. (Tustin, CA) An interesting read I found this book very interesting. In fact I couldn't put it down and I was reading it while on vacation. On vacation I usually read fiction. The author is well educated and the book is well.   "Losing Our Cool" with Stan Cox "Cox provides the first-ever book-length look at the consequences on our environment and on our health of air-conditioning in this enlightening study. He documents how greenhouse emissions increased and ozone depletion skyrocketed once air conditioners became prevalent, and presents staggering statistics: the.

Losing Our Cool interview: video on MSNBC. A CBC Radio interview. The Losing Our Cool blog. slideshow: See Cox's presentation on America's air-conditioned dream, in pdf format, from the Gulf Coast Green conference in Houston, May 1, more. Losing Our Cool John Fanning During the second half of the twentieth century an important cultural revolution occurred in the traditionally staid world of business: the rebel, the outsider and the non-conformist began to replace the disciplined, submissive and obedient role models which had characterised the preceding decades.


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One of the Mother Nature Network’s ten “must-read environmental books” of the year, Losing Our Cool is the first book to examine how indoor climate control is helping send our outdoor climate reeling out of control.

With summers growing hotter and energy demand heavier, Stan Cox shows how air-conditioning transforms human experience in surprising ways, by altering our bodies Cited by: 3. One of the Mother Nature Network’s ten “must-read environmental books” of the year, Losing Our Cool is the first book to examine how indoor climate control is helping send our outdoor climate reeling out of control.

With summers growing hotter and energy demand heavier, Stan Cox shows how air-conditioning transforms human experience in surprising ways, by altering our bodies’. “Losing Our Cool is the kind of book we’ve seen a lot of lately—like ‘Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World’, or ‘Sugar: A Bittersweet History’—that ascribes momentous consequences to otherwise mundane things.

In the case of air conditioning, it’s true: this invention has changed how people live, determined the. Losing our Cool shows how indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate. In America, energy consumed by home air-conditioning, and the resulting greenhouse emissions, have doubled in just over a decade, and energy to cool retail stores has risen by two-thirds/5(44).

"Losing My Cool starts out as an explicit argument about "loss of discipline and spirit in the hip-hop era" and shape-shifts into an engaging, well-written memoir There is much to admire in Losing My Cool, and more to anticipate from Williams.

-Jabari Asim, Washington Post/5(91). Losing our Cool does a remarkable job describing our limited world view through the lens of air conditioning. At a time when we are being called to (and often stubbornly refusing to) look at the balance of convenience and comfort versus long term destruction this book provides a wonderful lens through which to view this problem.

Losing our Cool shows how indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate. In America, energy consumed by home air-conditioning, and the resulting greenhouse emissions, have doubled in just over a decade, and energy to cool retail stores has risen by two-thirds.

Now the entire affluent world is adopting the technology. Also see In Losing Our Cool, I show how indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate.

In the United States alone, energy consumed by home air-conditioning and the resulting greenhouse emissions have doubled in just over a decade; energy used to cool retail stores has risen by two-thirds.

Air-conditioning is approaching. Praise “Losing My Cool starts out as an explicit argument about “loss of discipline and spirit in the hip-hop era” and shape-shifts into an engaging, well-written memoir There is much to admire in Losing My Cool, and more to anticipate from Williams.-Jabari Asim, Washington Post “Fanwood, N.J., does not have a literary pedigree, or even a downtown bookstore, and yet it has.

Presentation by Stan Cox to the Prairie Festival – 28 September, – The Land Institute. Our assignment this weekend is to assume that our society or even the world has come to its senses and made the collective decision to put a tight ceiling on resource consumption and ecosystem degradation (a ceiling that cannot be raised, only lowered), and then to think hard about how, under.

Praise For Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer) This is an important book.

The history of air-conditioning is really the history of the world’s energy and climate crises, and by narrowing the focus Stan Cox makes the big picture comprehensible. In Losing Our Cool, scientist and environmental journalist Stan Cox shows that indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate.

In America, energy consumed by home air-conditioning and the resulting greenhouse emissions have doubled in just over a decade; energy used to cool retail stores has risen by two thirds. And six out of every seven gallons of diesel fuel U.S Author: Stan Cox. Losing My Cool – Book Report Introduction From William’s childhood home of one-story ranch house, his father made a collection of books more than any library could hold.

His father used some of these volumes to operate an academic prep service, while the other books were used in his never-ending quest for wisdom. William, as [ ]. What they are saying about Losing Our Cool One of the "Ten must-read environmental books of " -- Mother Nature Network “Well-written, thoroughly researched, with a truly global focus, the book offers much for consumers, environmentalists, and policy makers to consider before powering up to cool down.” – Publishers Weekly “This is an important book.

1 post published by losingourcool in the year Growing some of one’s own food, conserving and generating the home energy supply, being part of a thriving local economy, and other moves toward self-sufficiency are all important, laudable goals with, as far as I can see, no ill side effects.

“ Losing Our Cool ” is not an easy read, but a valuable one, and the reward is a healthy shift in attitude toward many of the modern conveniences and societal changes that have wreaked subtle.

I first heard of Thomas Chatterton Williams' book, Losing My Cool on a public radio program (To the Best of our Knowledge). I was a bit disturbed by Williams' thesis, that hip-hop culture is the source of serious problems in the US black community, especially because he played down racism as an ongoing problem/5.

'Losing Our Cool' asks to turn down the air conditioning. Special to the Los Angeles Times Four years ago, Stan Cox published a couple of essays online about the environmental and social. Book Review of “Losing My Cool: How A Father’s Love Books Beat Hip Hop Culture” by Thomas Chatterton Williams Posted on J March 2, by the uppity negro Earlier this week, my friend sent me a text and said “I found my new favorite writer.

Losing Our Cool -- Stan Cox. Losing My Cool portrays the allure and the danger of hip-hop culture like no book has before. Even more remarkably, Williams evokes the subtle salvation that literature offers and recounts with breathtaking clarity a burgeoning bond between father and son.

Watch a Video. Losing My Cool: Love, Literature, and a Black Man's Escape from the Crowd All my classmates screamed and high-fived me asthe bell rang and we rushed to grab our book bags and line up insize order before our teachers came to lead us indoors.

I was stillthe undisputed king of Butts-Up, I thought to myself as I pulled myChicago Bulls 5/5(2).I picked this book up on a whim in the library one day, while searching for something different to read.

Not quite understanding what "Losing My Cool" was about, I chose it. I was hooked from the first page, very reminiscent of James McBride's book "The Color of Water".

I learned so much and even gained a new appreciation for the hip hop culture.