Should we ban air conditioning here in the USA

This article in the Washington Post claims Europeans want us good people of the USA to turn off our air conditioning

And I quote (which is now behind a paywall… click here for an archive version):

… Many Europeans visiting the U.S. frequently complain about the “freezing cold” temperatures inside buses or hotels. American tourists on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, however, have been left stunned by Europeans’ ability to cope with heat, even at work spaces or in their private homes.

Cool: divide and conquer at its finest.

And then there is this nonsense:

The U.S. has been the world’s leader in air-conditioning ever since, and it’s not a leadership Americans should necessarily be proud of. According to Stan Cox, a researcher who has spent years studying indoor climate controlling, the United States consumes more energy for air conditioning than any other country. In many parts of the world, a lack in economic development might be to blame for a widespread absence of air-conditioning at the moment. However, that doesn’t explain why even most Europeans ridicule Americans for their love of cooling and lack of heat tolerance.

This is more propaganda to make us feel guilty about global warming/climate change/geo-engineering… which is nothing more than an Al Gore, hidden tax on us. Question: how will a tax-collection scheme go to fight global warming? Ridiculous.

Reading this crap just inspired me. I am protesting this garbage and will lower my air conditioner’s thermostat once the hot weather returns. I hope the sweat on my forehead will turn into face icicles in the middle of July!