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Re: Tim Minchin sigismund

Posted by alexandra_k on January 28, 2020, at 20:41:14

In reply to Re: Tim Minchin, posted by sigismund on January 28, 2020, at 14:39:04

I think so, from the air currents.

It is the humidity and the wind chill that people forget about in New Zealand.

It looks like our temperatures will be perfectly pleasant so people don't think that it is important to inquire into things like whether there is heating or air conditioning or ventillation. You think that things will be fine, or that we will have developed nation air conditioning to deal with things if things aren't fine.

But we don't deal with the things and the things aren't fine.

The humidity means that you use lots and lots and lots and lots of energy to try and heat up your cold house. The humidity means that you can't effectively lose heat from inside your body by sweating. Losing heat by sweating requires the sweat to evaporate which it will only do when the humidity is relatively low.

So it makes the cold feel colder. And it makes the heat feel hotter.

I have a shower now and I'm dripping wet. I use a towel to towel off and eventually I realise that I'm not toweling myself any dryier I'm simply pushing sweat around over the surface of my body and I'm sweaty and I need another shower already. It's pretty gross.

But I don't have an air conditioner because that would be a silly use of money by my landlord / by the government.

They would rather do a study on the long term effects of substanadard living conditions.

I mean -- why wouldn't you if you thought you could get away with it?

Why on earth not?

 

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