The Global Cooling Prize and Montreal Protocol take Steps to Unlock the Potential of Cooling Efficiency

On Friday, November 22, the U.S. government released volume two of the fourth National Climate Assessment, which underscores staggering climate damages to the country that loom in the near future. NCA4 also calculates that aggressive risk mitigation actions can avoid $500 billion in adverse effects annually by 2090 in the United States alone. In addition to well-known emissions-reduction options in energy, transportation, buildings, manufacturing, and land use,   comfort cooling – i.e., air conditioning – is one of the largest emissions reductions opportunities worldwide: Making air conditioning and refrigeration more efficient could alone reduce annual reduce emissions up to 994 million [...]