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John Kerry: feeling the heat

USA: An online petition calling for the removal of air conditioning from all US government owned buildings has attracted nearly 7,500 signatures since being posted three days ago.

The petition by someone calling themselves Hopalong Ginsberg is in response to recent comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on reported comments that air conditioning posed in its contribution to global warming.

Suggesting that it is the duty of elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, the petitioner calls on the US Department of State “to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department”.