Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Global warming...

With the increase in CO2 and the horrible things man is doing to the planet, the temperature is slowly increasing. We have had some of the warmest summers and winters on history in the past few years. The increase in the weather activities (rain, floods, hurricanes) can all be directly attributed to the imbalance in the atmosphere. Right now, in October, the Chicago area is having 80+ degree days, so hot that an unfortunate death occurred in this year's Chicago Marathon.

So with all this, one thing I have noticed (and has been overlooked, in my book) is how freaking hot or cold the workplace is. Hear me out: with the bizarre fluctuations in the weather - 25 degree swings day to day becoming the norm - most building managers can never get the HVAC system in sync with the outside conditions. You end up being uncomfortable in your cubicle from the room being either too hot or too cold. Today, it's too cold and I need to run down and grab a jacket from my car. I am sure, looking at the forecast, it'll be too dang hot in here next week.

Thanks a lot, Mother Nature.

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Map Finder said...

I totally agree with you here. It's very hard to find comfortable temperatures in pretty much any building except our own homes. Either the heat's on during an abnormally warm day, or the A/C is blasting away on an already chilling day... Hence the need to keep a winter jacket and tube-top at the office all year round.

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