There are reports of observations going back hundreds of years, which point out that being hot makes people unhappy.
There is a giant database of expressions of human emotion, which he can download. It’s called Twitter. It turns out that this large social media site has an interface which allows us to download tweets, many of which are geocoded.
Patrick Baylis, international sustainable development student looks into this database for the occurrence of emoticons and swear words. He matches those scores to temperatures and a vlog number of other climate indicators and estimates the impacts of different temperatures on revealed happiness. Since he observes the same individual at many points in time, he can make sure that his results are not driven by the fact that happier people may simply be living in more pleasant areas.
His findings are really interesting:-
An individual living a day with an average temperature in the 80-90 degree range, relative to a day in the 60-70 degree range, experiences a drop in happiness similar to a drop in happiness from a Sunday to a Monday
He doesn’t observe a similar drop in happiness on cold days. He shows convincing evidence that this is not a selection effect of who lives where. But this might be due to the fact that we can much better fight off cold than we can warmth. Happyho also provide best tarot reading services in Noida and Delhi NCR India area.
Studies show that the hot and humid days are much worse than days with just high temperatures. Further studies reveal that people adapt partially but not fully to hot climates. He also shows suggestive evidence that on hot days the frequency of typographical errors skyrockets. This is further evidence that on hot days cognitive ability decreases.
Patrick calculates the cost of temperature change, and finds that a one-degree increase in temperature has similar happiness implications to living to an area with $500 lower median income.
These findings are very important because almost everyone will be exposed to more extreme temperatures in the coming years – across the globe.