How do Air conditioners Cause Global Warming

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asked Jul 31, 2016 in Global Warming by nbabe (160 points)
I keep hearing on the news that Air conditioners cause global warming.

How exactly do air conditioners cause this so called global warming?

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answered Jul 31, 2016 by Joe22 (160 points)
When they're running they use electricity which mostly burn fossil fuels and the burning of fossil fuels is what causes Global warming.

I'm not giving up my air conditioner though.
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answered Jul 31, 2016 by chad (11,630 points)
The other answers are correct. Using electricity usually burns fossil fuels such as coal, and other non renewable fuels.

When burning these fuels they emit pollutants in the air.

Another way is of when the air conditioners aren't properly disposed of such as tossed into the landfill or when someone just cuts a line and releases refrigerant this refrigerant depletes the ozone layer which in turn causes global warming.
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answered Aug 1, 2016 by Chrome2 (200 points)
The other answers are right. But I don't really believe that Global warming is a real thing.

It's just a made up thing.

I'll continue to use my air conditioner though. Not giving it up for anything.

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