Financial Times’ columnist Gary Silverman thinks not. In the chronicle “Climate change is a fashion disaster” he gives suggestions to environmentalists on how to get through to US conservatives and make them take threats of global warming seriously. Silverman argues that if it gets much hotter and humid, people are going to wear less clothes – something that should worry the right wing based on their ideas of morally correct sartorial practices. Quoting Silverman:
As a result, I would anticipate a fashion situation approximating that of an unexpurgated Britney Spears or Beyoncé music video. (…) It all adds up to an American fashion disaster of Janet Jackson-wardrobe-malfunction proportions – speaking, of course, from the perspective of our Judeo-Christian heritage.