Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change
Posted on: Thursday, November 8, 2012
The disruption of Hurricane Sandy has brought climate change back to the forefront of politics. It’s a stark reminder of the disasters that threaten people worldwide—unless we do more to avert them.
One hundred million people will die by 2030 because of climate change, according to an unsettling report released in late September. And climate change is a women’s human rights issue: women are disproportionately impacted by the extreme weather patterns it triggers, like drought, flooding and famine.
Click the resources below to learn more about how women worldwide are confronting climate change:
- Guatemala: Farming for the Future
- Kenya: Water Rights are Human Rights
- Nicaragua: Harvesting Hope
- Sudan: Women Farmers Unite
- A Women's Rights-based Approach to Climate Change
- Women Rally to Protect Mother Earth
- To Reverse Climate Change, We Need the Voices of Grassroots Women
- The Myth of the Green Bank: Climate Justice, Gender Justice and the World Bank: MADRE Talking Points
- Sudanese Women Farmers Point the Way toward Food Security Worldwide: "As mothers and as farmers, the future depends on us."
- Hurricane Sandy Damage Partly Caused By Climate Change, Scientists Say (Huffington Post)
- Sandy puts climate change back on table (Christian Science Monitor)
- Stormy Elections, Wars & Occupations (Phyllis Bennis, IPS)
- The Threats of Climate Change are not Gender-Neutral (UN)
- Climate Change and the Environment (UN Women)
- MEXICO: Yearly Floods the New Reality for Rural Women (IPS News)
- 100 Million Could Die As a Result of Climate Change by 2030 (AlterNet)
- Climate Change and Sandy's Impact in the Age of Inequality (Huffington Post)