Where Are You Winter?
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is January because of the fact that New York’s weather has been unusually warm, so unusual that it has broken records. New York isn’t alone in this, according to weather.com, 2,475 record daily highs were tied or broken across the U.S. during the first 16 days of December. Last December was warmer than usual as well, but this December takes the cake. While many people are wishing the weather would remain this way for the rest of the season, it’s not necessarily something that should be wished for. Yes, it’s true that sometimes the cold weather could be unbearable, but it’s natural for it to be cold in the winter, especially in New York.
Not only is it negative for our planet, it’s negative for businesses. News outlets that are covering the weather changes are writing articles regarding this. I just came across an article from Fox 8 Cleveland. They reported about suffering ski resorts and suffering ski and snowboard shops. Winter sports are definitely not as popular this year, how could they be? Here in New York, shops selling hats, coats, boots, gloves, and more are feeling it too. According to StarTribune, they just aren’t needed as much this year.
I’m sure many also agree that it didn’t quite feel like Christmas this year either. People were even seen wearing shorts in New York. NBC 4 New York reported about this specifically. The attention the weather is receiving is making it clear that this is a topic that needs to be addressed. It’s interesting how much of a topic of conversation it’s becoming. Here’s a video from BBC News.
I plan on doing some more of my own research about this topic. I know there are plenty of books and articles out there. If you have any questions or comments about this topic, please feel free to contact me and spark up a conversation. In the meantime, don’t forget to check back on the last blog post, it’s still important for your building or home to be winter ready!