Refrigeration and air conditioning have wide-reaching impacts on nearly everything in society.
But what would happen if refrigeration and air conditioning disappeared? The consequences are worse than a sweaty summer and spoiled milk.
The team at The Refrigeration School – the largest HVACR school in the United States —created "The Refrigeration Apocalypse" infographic. Claims are verified with footnotes.
Here are examples of what would happen if cooling systems failed:
2 Hours: Perishable foods spoil
24 Hours: Most of the Internet goes dark. Servers need air conditioning.
2 Days: Supermarket shelves become empty
1 Month: Medical shortages and hospital mortality rates increase
1 Year: People flee southern cities.
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