As a citizen and resident of the Netherlands I have to cope with a row of extreme warm weather – the 75-year-old temperature record has been broken several times yesterday and will do again today. Even worst I live in the hottest part of the country.
One of the benefits of living in an orbital space habitat will be the fact that we will have full control over its internal climate – including heat control. I won’t go into the technical details of this.
In his The High Frontier O’Neill recommends that temperatures within residential areas should be between 15 and 20°C, while in agricultural zones this will be around 35°C. Since no one will live in the latter (and most of the work will be automated anyway) this would not really an issue.
However, different people will favor different climates, either permanently or temporally (i.e. seasonal variance). Nevertheless, I would argue that the variation in temperature within residential space habitats should stay between -10 and 25°C.
Interior of a Bernal sphere on what looks like a summer day (source: NASA)