I honestly never foresaw average summer temperatures rising to such a degree back when my family initially moved to this area.
It was at least 20 years ago, and despite having brutal summer heat waves from time to time, something absurd like 110 degrees on a day in August was rare.
I recall weeks at a time that would elapse in between turning the a/c appliance on to cycle. The people I was with and I simply left the front door open with the screen door closed, along with a window on the opposite side of the dwelling. With a straightforward setup like that, we had ample cross breeze if there was a reasonable amount of wind outside. This went on for quite a few years with little to no change. Even by the time I was applying for university, the climate had stayed basically the same for my entire life up to that point in time. But when I started to rent my first dwelling after I was done with school, I could tell that something had changed fairly quickly. The average highs throughout the summer months were becoming outrageous, and even the winter months started to feel much colder all of a sudden. Right now I’m hardly making enough money to cover the cost for the outrageous electricity costs just to keep the a/c appliance running. If I don’t want to sweat indoors, I essentially have no choice. It has gotten so exhausting that I am now considering a permanent transport out of my state. And with the way climate change is predicted, things will never improve. Even if I had unlimited funds and could keep my A/C appliance as low as 50 degrees, I still wouldn’t want to be living here. Just walking from my vehicle to the door at the grocery store is enough to make me sweat profusely.