Recall the stock market crash of 2008: when consumers are afraid, they don't buy products and they don't invest. As the impact of climate change gets worse, consumers may just stop spending. As temperature extremes worsen, they might just stay home.
Perhaps it's just me, but every year with the winter season approaching and the hunt for a pair of boots beginning, I am stuck deciding what to go for. New cuts, new lengths, new shapes and a whole lot of choice.