Carol Forsloff — Leave it to the innovative ways of the Japanese to provide at least some solution to the terrible heat wave around the United States and the impact of climate change all over the world. Given the fact that scientists are predicting more of the same, and worse, in the coming years, this new style of clothing may make a difference for many folk.
That style is air-conditioned clothes. Yes, that’s right, air conditioning in clothing. The Japanese industrious designed first a shirt and now pants to help the wearer stay cool literally.
How does it work? Gizmag describes how the clothing has batteries and fans within the clothing, the kind that is so light weight the wearer hardly notices and neither do other folk. The batteries are within pockets. Besides that, the clothing itself is very light weight, yet protective and well-designed to be attractive all at the same time.
Yet, while we extol the virtues of the Japanese provision of these wonder garments, there remains the problem of an ever-growing climate crisis. That climate crisis means a global warming trend that will impact the growing of food and the lives of many people everywhere.
It is something scientists predicted years ago. And whereas Al Gore became the target of derision for folks, even in liberal-type cities like Portland, Oregon, where his name and billboards announcing one of his speaking engagements just a year or so ago were defaced, perhaps it is time to apologize and pay attention to his warnings. Perhaps it is time to apologize and examine the need to prepare for the climate changes coming, that will require more than just more designs to ease discomfort and instead do as scientists maintain is required, to utilize alternative forms of energy, reducing air polluting omissions, so folks can be safe and cool in other and more permanent ways.