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Edith de Guzman in WIRED: Texas’ Precarious Power Grid Exposes a Nasty Feedback Loop

Air conditioning saves lives. But as the planet warms, more AC use stresses the grid and drives up emissions, accelerating climate change. “​​AC is really critical—it’s absolutely life-saving,” says University of California, Los Angeles’ Edith de Guzman, director and co-founder of the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative. “We’re entering into an unprecedented period: Not only is the frequency of heat waves increasing, but the intensity, of course, is also increasing.”