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Fact-check: Is air conditioning making cities hotter?

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A study found that waste heat generated by a city’s worth of air conditioners during a heatwave can raise the outside temperature by more than 2 degrees Celsius.

Added on the 30/08/2023 07:00:20 - Copyright : Euronews EN

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