Air conditioning for troops costs more than NASA

kateoplis:

climateadaptation:

rtamerica:

If you think your electricity bill is a joke, get a load of this. The United States spends more than $20 billion per year on air conditioning for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. As NPR reports, that’s more than the entire operating budget for NASA.

This infuriating post has only 19 likes/reblogs. It’s was posted at lunch time est, Monday June 27th. Compare to Lady GaGa’s new tumblr, which has 5 posts in less than a day. Only five posts, and they’re all stupidapocalypse. How many likes/reblogs do these posts have? 12,000. Five posts, one day, TWELVE THOUSAND likes/reblogs!
Update: SIXTEEN THOUSAND.

Once more with feeling: The U.S. spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning in Afghanistan and Iraq. The end.