Four Ways Climate Changes Affects Women More Than Men
Women in developing countries may be uniquely affected by climate change. Women make up 45-80% of the food-producing workforce in developing countries, and African smallholding farmers will be most severely affected. Women are likely responsible for gathering water and fuel, which are becoming increasingly unreliable. Disasters such as floods are becoming more severe, and women have a higher risk of dying as a lower percentage of women than men know how to swim. Finally, climate change may cause more severe and frequent food shortages which are directly correlated to a decrease in women’s health.