Skip to comments.Japanese prefer to die from heat (rather) than turn air conditioning on
Posted on 08/28/2013 9:45:03 PM PDT by TexGrill
According to the police and fire department of Japan, more than 53 thousand people have been hospitalized with heat stroke since the end of May in the country. The number of lethal outcomes has reached 338.
Of these, 263 people (78 percent) are over 60 years of age. 75 percent were found in the premises outfitted with air conditioning systems, although they were not used. Meteorological services reported that in some parts of Japan, temperatures will be preserved on the level of 35 degrees Centigrade before the end of the week.
(Excerpt) Read more at english.pravda.ru ...
That’ll be next here. Energy Pariahs.
“Perfect example of Eco-Brainwashing.”
Probably not. After Fukishima, Japan turned off all the nukes and have turned only 2 back on after making a series of safety improvements. They probably have a serious shortage of electricity and the price is probably sky high too.
I think they must conserve electricity due to Fukishima.
Translation: "Oh no, we just rebuilt the city and now Godzilla is back and this time with Obamazilla"
sometimes, I walk to my car in the middle of summer, with the temp in the high 90’s and I don’t automatically turn the AC on...I start driving home with the windows up just to see how long I can stand it....I know, its nuts.....but relaxing too....
i believe it’s both. and currently more related than usual japan-style conformity.
You’re not alone. Well, sort of...lol. I live in the deep South and rarely use my car’s A/C!
I love the hot summer and like to drive with the windows down!
Nothing will age an engine faster than running your A/C all the time (other than no oil in engine). Always start with A/C off until engine warms up.
i have pets that are heat-sensitive as well as older, i’ll be damned if i won’t make sure they are okay and cool.
I watch the Japanese English-language channel a good bit. Everyone within the range of the Fukishima plant is on three-quarter usage....even at factories and plants. If you live outside of this region...you might have trimmed your usage by ten percent....just to show you are helping.
The truth is...Japan built itself throughout the last three decades on a very marginal and limited electrical generation plan. I doubt if they go into a regular lifestyle for at least another five years.
“Nothing will age an engine faster than running your A/C all the time (other than no oil in engine).”
My 1998 Chevy Silverado has the AC constantly on in the summer, Georgia, 200,000 miles and no problems. Where do you get your information?
I love the hot summer and like to drive with the windows down!”
Me, too. But I also put the top down on the convertible and then I turn the A/C on, put in a CD and crank the volume up a bit. People probably just shake their head but then we oldsters are thought to be a bit strange, so why not take advantage of it.
ROFLOL! What baloney!
LOLOL. God bless sweetest, beautiful you!
I would do the same if I had a convertible!
WOW & Woo-Hoo!
I also play my Rolling Stones’ CD’s at high volume!
Same here. I was born and raised in Atlantic canada and I find it pathetic that idiots still wear hoodies at this summer heat in freakin’ Los Angeles. It takes a lot to tell people I just saw here in 80 degree weather why they’re wearing leather jackets. This is heaven to us ex canucks who are used to -20 weather LOL
Oh gosh! I hate winter weather! - 20? Yikes! I’d be happy to have summer year round.
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