Friday, 22 January 2010
Snow Business: 2
Hence weather amnesia. It happens when life is a series of climate controlled cocoons: home, car, work/school, car, home. In his book Heat, George Monbiot quotes Department of Trade and Industry energy statistics showing that the average temperature for homes has increased from 15.5 degrees to 19 degrees between 1991 and 2002. All credit then to Hove comic Matt Whistler, who chose Hove beach on a snowy day to launch his campaign for National Woolly Jumper Day. As Matt says, turn down your heating and put on a woolly jumper. And he might have added, when you step outside the heat zone that is your car, or your home, forget the fancy footwear…. and remember, it’s the weather.