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Studio DN: This is how the climate is affected when more people in India acquire air conditioning

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Documentary – How the climate crisis gets worse when more people in India get air conditioner

Today there are 50 million air conditioners in Indian homes, and by 2050 the number will be just over a billion.

At DN Documentary Studio Mia Holmgren told DN reporter how higher temperatures lead to increased air conditioning use — which increases carbon dioxide emissions and leads to higher temperatures. Evolution will continue. The number of really hot days, when there is a need to use air conditioners, is expected to increase exponentially.

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In total, between seven and eight million air conditioners are sold every year in India.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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The Patel family in the new air conditioner – left from Yogesh, Maiuri, Tukram and Surekha.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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“For Bombay residents, tropical storms and major floods are an obvious consequence of a warmer climate,” said Jayanta Sarkar, director of the Bombay Meteorological Institute.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg

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Within ten years, India, which today has a population of 1.4 billion, is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country. In recent decades, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. Studies show that there is a link between increased prosperity and the purchase of air conditioning.

Photo: Beatrice Luneburg


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Documentary – How the climate crisis gets worse when more people in India get air conditioner

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