Climate change has ‘tougher impact on women’

Global warming is harder on women in developing countries, where mothers often stay in areas hit by drought, deforestation or crop failure as men move to greener pastures, the Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai said on Tuesday.

"Many destructive activities against the environment
disproportionately affect women, because most women in the world, and
especially in the developing world, are very dependent on primary
natural resources: land, forests, waters," Reuters reported Maathai, a
Kenyan who won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on sustainable
development, as saying.

"Women are very immediately affected, and usually women and children
can’t run away," she said.

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