This is the weekly Amplify newsletter. If you’re reading this on the web or someone forwarded this e-mail newsletter to you, you can sign up for Amplify and all Globe newsletters here . Living in a North American bubble of privilege, I was recently gobsmacked by a fact that anyone who works in or with the developing world has long known is true. Climate-change related weather events take a much greater toll on the lives of women than men. Not only are women more likely to die – for instance in catastrophic flooding events, many of them don’t know how to swim, or in certain cultures, will not venture outside on their own, or partially dressed, and they become trapped – but they are also more vulnerable in the aftermath of a disaster as many do not have title to property or the means, such as jobs, to recover. In the case of catastrophic desertification and other events that create food shortages, women will cut their own consumption ahead of other family members. And according to Laura Tuck, vice-president of sustainable development for the World Bank, recent water studies by the bank have shown that women’s and girls’ health […]


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