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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:36 AM

The heat is on: 60 Denver schools lack air conditioning as city heats up to 98 degrees

DENVER — Monday was the first day back at school for more than 92,000 Denver Public School students. Monday was also a scorcher, with the mercury reaching nearly 100 degrees — but 60 DPS school buildings were not equipped to handle the record-breaking heat because they lack air conditioning.

Stedman Elementary School In northeast Denver is one of the schools without air conditioning. Teachers try to come up with efficient ways to keep the temperatures in classrooms down.

“Our Teachers are very innovative; they’ve created some proactive solutions,” said principal Michael Atkins.

The blinds stay closed during the day, and the lights are off in the classrooms. One teacher brought in a portable air conditioning unit her family had. Another teacher bought insulation from Home Depot to install over the windows.

Read more: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/the-heat-is-on-60-denver-schools-lack-air-conditioning-as-city-heats-up-to-98-degrees

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Reply The heat is on: 60 Denver schools lack air conditioning as city heats up to 98 degrees (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 21 OP
hlthe2b Aug 21 #1
Throck Aug 21 #2
marble falls Aug 21 #3
Throck Aug 21 #4
marble falls Aug 21 #5
Throck Aug 21 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:04 AM

1. Well, THIS generation will not deny climate change. No political discussions required. They WILL

go home to let their parents KNOW.

Of course, Denver is already a heavily Democratic (Blue) area, but the impact will spread.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:22 AM

2. An interesting crossroads.

The more AC we use the more energy we use the more we contribute to global warming. My high school and college never had AC in the classrooms or dorms. Why not move school year opening to September?

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Response to Throck (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 09:16 AM

3. And your schools weren't facing regular temperature records, either.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:47 PM

4. The more AC we use, the more CO2 we produce to keep it running

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Response to Throck (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:20 PM

5. The issue isn't air conditioning, the issue is transistioning to energy saving ...

design, until then we can't have kids broiling in schools that cant keep up with climate driven heat records. We can't solve our problems on their backs. How about turning off your AC in your auto to save on carbon emissions? Per person there bigger savings on that than efficient AC cooling of a kid in school.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. I grew up in the days with no AC in the car at all.

Society has grown to one that loves to consume energy and carbon. Our current crisis started long ago as more consumer options came out.

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