Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Global Warming Fashion

I heard the most retarded comment about global warming this morning driving to work. My radio is usually tuned to KPCC which airs NPR programs. On Morning Edition, there was a brief story about fashion and how coats were making a comeback.
"Already we see a proliferation of great coats," Singer says. "That might seem like an obvious choice for fall/winter, but just a few years ago there was a trend against that, in part because of the reality of global warming — nobody needed a warm coat. It seems now designers are going back to that as a staple."

How stupid. From a citation in the Wikipedia article on Global Warming, we read:
The average temperature of the Earth’s surface increased by about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) over the past 100 years, with about 1.0 °F (0.6 °C) of this warming occurring over just the past three decades.

I thought the fashion industry was fast moving. Trends go in/out of favor on a quarterly cycle. Did someone really think that people won't need a jacket because of a 0.02°C/year trend in temperature increases?! Ooh, it was -10°C last week... let's not buy a jacket because it will be -9.98°C next winter.

Regardless of what you believe about AGW, the fashion comment is just idiotic. If you don't know something, just say you don't know... don't make sh*t up.

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