Sustainable Cooling That Doesn’t Warm the Planet – Rachel Kyte – TED Countdown

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“The way we cool things down is heating the planet even more,” says sustainable development expert Rachel Kyte — and the solutions go well beyond just fixing air-conditioning. She identifies four major areas with transformative solutions — from roofs painted with bright white paint to solar control glass to more efficient cold chains for vaccines — that can be implemented in fair and sustainable ways. Learn more about what a community designed for cool could look like.

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