- Clothing stores all over the country have been holding unprecedented 70% off sales for months already, unpacking new 2014 winter fashions and immediately marking down the prices. Savvy shoppers are buying them up, but that means that next year they will need fewer new winter clothes. And that means that the sales volume next year as well as this year will be low. And that will result in lower overhead budgets and the firing of workers, reductions in hiring, less income for many so less spending. That's all bad for the economy.
- Insufficient rain means agriculture suffers, less fruit and vegetables, higher prices and fewer exports. That's all bad for the economy.
- A warmer than average winter means that many fruits and flowers for export won't grow well or at all. That's all bad for the economy.
- The extreme dryness makes the Land more susceptible to fires which endanger land, agriculture and human lives.
- Please add your examples of how we're endangered by the dry warm winter in the comments, thanks.
However the Ukraine crisis is resolved, it will no longer be possible to rehabilitate American credibility • Given this situation, how much stock should Israel put in promises made by Washington?
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