Le GIEC prévoit un boom du conditionnement d'air résidentiel

Le GIEC estime que la consommation d'énergie pour le conditionnement d'air résidentiel en été va augmenter par un peu plus de 13 à l'horizon 2050 et plus de 30 à l'horizon 2100, selon son scénario de référence concernant les changements climatiques.
In the executive summary of its recent “Climate Change 2014 : Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability” report, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the implications of climate change on economic activity in key economic sectors and services, on economic welfare and on economic development.

IPCC estimates that energy demand for residential air conditioning in summer is projected to increase over 13-fold between 2000 and 2050 and over 30-fold by 2100, under its reference climate change scenario: medium population and economic growth globally, but faster economic growth in developing countries; no mitigation policies in addition to those in place in 2008.

 The increase is from nearly 300 TWh in 2000, to about 4,000 TWh in 2050 and more than 10,000 TWh in 2100, about 75% of which is due to increasing income in emerging market countries and 25% is due to climate change.