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“Natural Disasters, Climate Change Uproot Women of Color”

2009

Jacqui Patterson in On the Issues magazine

The effects of climate change threaten everyone, but they do not threaten all people equally. Women are disproportionately affected by natural disasters, which are on the increase, as they experience higher rates of mortality, morbidity and post-disaster diminishment in their livelihoods.

This pattern of disproportionate impact is echoed the world over, and it is where race, gender, class and climate change intersect.

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