One of the reasons so many Scandinavians live alone is that they enjoy extensive social services that make it easier: "Living alone is a collective achievement," Klinenberg observes. People living alone consume more of the planet's resources.
Myths about carbon dating
The thing is - heat is a form of energy, moisture and air are not - they are mass.
Describing radiant heat as dry would be like saying energy is dry.
Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist, spent seven years conducting interviews that reveal a startling change: In 1950, 22 percent of American adults were single, four million of them lived alone and they made up a paltry 9 percent of households.
Today, by contrast, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, 31 million of them live alone and they make up a hefty 28 percent of households. Are we becoming a nation of Greta (and Gert) Garbos?
The way to measure the coincident condition is with both a black bulb thermometer (mean radiant) and a wet bulb thermometer (aka a sling psychrometer).