The Women on the Front Lines of Climate Change — @PacificStand

Kalee Kreider is a climate consultant, a climate change adviser to the U.N. Foundation, and a former adviser to Al Gore. (Photo: Ali Berrada) via The Pacific Standard.

Here’s a look at 9 women in the lead in the fight to mitigate the climate crisis from Kate Wheeling & Ted Scheinman writing for Pacific Standard Magazine. Click through and read the whole article. Here’s an excerpt:

Twenty-six million people around the globe have been displaced by climate change since 2010; 20 million of those climate refugees — more than 75 percent of them — are women. But women are not merely victims of climate change: They also have the potential to create lasting solutions. In the global north, women make 80 percent of consumer decisions. In developing countries, the vast majority of water-collection and food-production tasks fall to women. Meanwhile, as Kalee Kreider notes, women are increasingly controlling the upper levels of climate diplomacy, from the executive secretariat of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change to the working group in charge of implementing the Paris Agreement.

In this special series from Pacific Standard, we highlight the work of nine extraordinary women who are shaping the future of our planet, at all levels of the climate struggle.

For an opportunity to learn about the climate crisis please consider coming by Smiley Library this Wednesday, March 29th. I’ll be addressing the 3 questions: Should we change; Can we change; Will we change?

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