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The cooling challenge
As global temperatures rise, demand for cooling — primarily air conditioning and refrigeration — is expected to triple by 2050. Unfortunately, today’s cooling technologies consume massive amounts of energy and release super-polluting greenhouse gases, damaging our climate.
At present, cooling produces 7-11% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and these emissions are expected to roughly double by 2050.
Extreme heat and lack of access to cooling also threaten the health and safety of people, as well as the quality and safety of food and critical medicines that rely on cooling.
Beyond phasing out coal globally, clean cooling is the next leading climate solution
The data shown here comes from Project Drawdown (Scenario 1 (2 degrees C of warming)), IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 analysis, and EIA’s 2017 Annual Energy Outlook.