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Air Conditioning Is a Human Right

Posted by awebb 4 years, 9 months ago to News
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"And while free citizens should be able to set their thermostat to whatever level they feel comfortable at (the Department of Energy conservatively recommends 78), imprisoning people in buildings where there is no thermostat to keep the temperature below 90 isn’t just uncomfortable, nor is it just dangerous—it’s a violation of a human right."

Give me a break. While I think that prisons have a responsibility to keep the facility at a temperature that is livable (this is for workers as much as prisoners) they do not have the responsibility to provide AC.

My fiancé and I just bought a house and guess what... it doesn't have central air. Is someone going to come out and give us a unit for free because the builder has violated our human rights?

Comfort is not a human right.
SOURCE URL: http://time.com/4405338/air-conditioning-human-right/


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  • Posted by $ rockymountainpirate 4 years, 9 months ago
    Of course the obvious answer is that if they prison is to hot for you, don't do what causes you to end up there. This 'rights' thing has gone way to far.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 4 years, 9 months ago
      On AC they need is whatever nature provides that the walls haven't diverted. I suppose we can now wait for the post about all those innocents but this time I hope it's with enough factual evidence to figure out BTU's required.
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