After Cooling : On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort

Author: Eric Dean Wilson

Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio

This “ambitious [and] delightful” (The New York Times) work of literary nonfiction interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas) Freon with a haunting meditation on how to live meaningfully and morally in a rapidly heating world.In After Cooling, Eric Dean Wilson braids together air-conditioning history, climate science, road trips, and philosophy to tell the story of the birth, life, and afterlife of Freon, the refrigerant that ripped a hole larger than the continental United States in the ozone layer. As he traces the refrigerant’s life span from its invention in the 1920s—when it was hailed as a miracle of scientific progress—to efforts in ...

Language

English


Duration

16h40min


Published

July 6, 2021


Size

1.46 GB

After Cooling : On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort
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