Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Women ‘Disproportionately Impacted’ by Climate Change, Liberal Activists Say

Climate change is a gender issue because it affects men and women differently, feminists told a conference in Washington, D.C., this week. Women are more adversely affected by climate change because it magnifies pre-existing “gender inequalities,” said Lamie El-Fattal, a member of Women Organizing For Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources (WOCAN). El-Fattal argued that women are disproportionately affected by climate change because they have “less access to and control of productive resources,” such as land, livestock, seeds, fertilizers, credit, technologies, information, education, health and the availability to understand climate forecasts.” El-Fattal and other speakers at the event said 80 percent of the world’s small farmers are women. And because these women are poor and face discrimination, they don’t have the same access to resources as men do, El Fattal said...more

And then there are the children:

“Food security challenges facing the world are really unprecedented in the history of us as a species,” said Gerald Nelson, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Nelson warned that “unchecked climate change” will result in 25 million more malnourished children by 2050.

 Let's face it, if you are a global warming skeptic, then you are against women, children and even worse...the polar bear.

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