Tuesday, March 6

Cashmere keeps us warm

Our thirst for cheap cashmere combined with China's desire to participate in world economy has resulted in an overpopulation of goats turning millions of acres of grassland into a dustbowl.

Not only is the resulting pollution spread worldwide, evidence suggests that pollution from Asia blowing across the Pacific Ocean is changing weather patterns along the West coast of North America, intensifying storms and carrying warmer air to the Arctic.


Kaitie Tee said...

I guess I can feel glad that at least I don't own any cashmere. I've heard about this problem in the last few months. I wish more people were aware of it. There will always be those who just don't get it though - I see people in resort communities wearing fur all the time.

kmkat said...

Oh, thanks, you had to post this on the day I wore the ONE cashmere sweater I have ever owned. But I won't be buying any more -- actually, I posted about this awhile back, when it was written up in a Chicago paper, iirc. Thanks for continuing to spread the word (beyond my 3 readers ;-)

Patti said...

Cheap cashmere is ITCHY anyway.