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the moral wardrobe: it’s snow time

It’s blizzard time! Charlottesville, as I’ve mentioned before, is obsessed with talking about, photographing, and anticipating weather. The TV is on in the background and the weather man has said the word, “snow,” about 20 times in the past 3 minutes. News correspondents are commenting on the presence of children playing and people walking their dogs in the snow. The grocery store lot was packed full this morning with people doing last minute emergency preparedness shopping in case the power goes out (I was buying dish soap – I did my shopping two days ago).

We actually do have a reason to care this time around, though. With 24 inches of snow forecasted for the next 24 hours, this could be the biggest snow storm on record for our area. As the weather man just noted, we have a reason to enjoy it for now, but things could take a turn for the worse this evening, especially if power lines get weighed down and we lose electricity. Crossing my fingers that everyone stays safe and warm.

Ethical Details:
Top – Krochet Kids*; Cardigan (similar at Everlane), Coat, and Boots – thrifted; Hat – locally handmade (similar at Krochet Kids*)

Climate change is going to make all of us talk about the weather more and more. It’s something I’m still learning about and trying to process, having grown up in a staunchly “Climate change isn’t real, the liberal media is lying to us” household. For now, I’m trying to enjoy the novelty of heavy snow while acknowledging that the severity of this weather is a sign of things to come. Reducing meat consumption and trying to use less gas and plastic are a few ways I’m trying to keep climate change at bay, but it’s nowhere near enough. It’s important that we vote for initiatives and politicians who make tackling climate change a priority.

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  1. In the US, I think the rise of the Religious Right did a lot to destabilize climate change efforts. I think the majority of millennials have no problem reconciling Religion with science, though, so I think we will make it a priority. It may be too late, but we have to make drastic changes anyway.

  2. Your last comment caught my eye on the climate change issue. I was a teenager in the 80s and very aware of climate change and I always assumed (idealistic teenager that I was) that my generation would change all that. I am slightly dismayed now how even more consumerist we have become and even more dependent on fossil fuels, and fad diets that add carbon miles to food. however, I am still hopeful that somehow the brakes can be put on……

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