Apart from harmful emissions and elevating global warming potential, air conditioning is only limited to closed and indoor spaces. Their inherent functioning releases heat into the surroundings, thus creating ‘heat islands’ in cities. Increase in temperatures in demanding more cooling in our built spaces. Emissions and heat dissipations have a ‘butterfly effect’ in warming up the macro-climate, leading to what we can call the ‘Cooling Paradox’.
Graph showing global annual CO2 emissions
Source: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre (CDIAC); Global Carbon Project (GCP); OurWorldInData.org