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Climaphobia & Vacuum-Packed Cities

  • Mikael Colville-Andersen
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Abstract

As I write this, I’m in a vacuum-packed tube hurtling through the air high above Europe. At this point I’m pleased to be vacuum-packed. I’m grateful that a few generations of designers and engineers have perfected the technology to allow me to avoid the −70°C (−94°F) temperature outside this aircraft and to sip a coffee while penning these words. I remain amazed that this is possible. Like the American comedian Louis C.K. would have it, “You're sitting in a chair in the sky! You’re like a Greek myth right now!”

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