How Will Climate Change Affect What We Wear? Surprise! It Already Has
Your favorite pair of J.Crew cropped pants? As a result of 2011's no-show winter, you could wear them in September and February.Post-Sandy Nor'easter Poses Hypothermia Risk - ABC News
...Even though the calendar says fall, if it's still 80 degrees outside, you're not going to plan ahead and stock up on chunky sweaters -- there's no tangible guarantee it'll get cold enough to warrant them..."Personally, I'm not buying a heavy coat until the weather demands I buy a heavy coat," one friend in New York told me. "Last year, I wouldn't have needed one, so why spend the money now for this year's winter?"
...You need a heavy wool sweater to go outside and check your snail mail -- but not your email...Increased temperatures galvanized by global warming, then, are diminishing the fashion industry's crucial buying and manufacturing cycles.
The storm could pack 50-mile-per-hour gusts in coastal areas, 1 to 3 inches of rain from New York to Boston and a continuation of the frigid temperatures that followed last week's superstorm.
It's a situation that has some doctors worried that many of those affected by Sandy could face a life-threatening situation in the form of hypothermia.