Here’s the story. No need to reproduce it in full here, but just to pique your interest here’s a taste:
Climate Change Is a Women’s Issue
Some women’s advocates are demanding that new climate policies address the different ways men and women will be affected by global warming.
If climate change predictions by researchers at the University of Toronto prove to be right, low-lying Bangladesh will suffer some of the worst effects of global warming. Already, about a fifth of the country is flooded annually. As temperatures and sea levels rise, flooding may increase up to 40 percent.
For Bangladeshi women, this is particularly bad news. In some past floods–such as in April 1991 following a Category 4 cyclone–the death rate for women was five times that of men.
Neither the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change–the first international treaty to address global warming, which entered into force in 1994–nor the Kyoto Protocol, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 through legally binding measures, mentions gender.
Thanks to Debra at Bread and Roses for the heads-up.