Gender Equality Is The Solution To ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Wait, did they just assume gender?

Gender equity is the most overlooked solution for climate change

The list of solutions to climate change usually focuses on technology: solar power, electric cars, devices that suck carbon out of the atmosphere. But one impactful solution is often overlooked.

At TEDWomen, TED’s conference focused on women and girls, environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson explained why gender equity is a critical piece of addressing climate change. “Gender and climate are inextricably linked,” said Wilkinson, one of the authors of Project Drawdown, a book that takes a deep dive into the most effective ways to fight global warming, and found that empowering women and girls was one of the top solutions.

Women and girls face more risks as the climate changes, from higher odds of being killed during a natural disaster to a greater risk of being forced into an early marriage or prostitution if prolonged drought or floods destroy a family’s finances. But improving gender equity can also directly impact emissions.

In lower-income countries, female farmers grow most of the food on small farms. But women don’t have the same access to resources as men who farm–from credit to training and tools. “They farm as capably and efficiently as men, but this well-documented disparity in resources and rights means women produce less food on the same amount of land,” said Wilkinson. When farms are less productive, that leads to deforestation, as farmers clear more land to grow the same amount of food. If women had the same tools as male farmers, Project Drawdown calculates that they could grow 20-30% more food on the same amount of land. That translates into 2 billion tons of emissions that could be avoided between now and 2050.

They sure have access to those resources in the 1st World. Any can go to school for a degree, go to a store and purchase tools, and go to banks for credit. It’s rather sexist to state, without proof, that women cannot do those things.

Gender equity in education also matters for the climate. One-hundred-thirty million girls still don’t have the right to attend school. When girls go to school, it changes many things–their health, their financial security, and their agency. But it also means that they’re more likely to marry later and choose to have fewer children. Family size is also obviously impacted by access to contraception; hundreds of millions of women say that they want to decide when to have children, but aren’t using contraception. If women have the right to choose to have smaller families, it could lead to one billion fewer people inhabiting Earth by midcentury, and dramatically reduced demand for food, electricity, and other basic services. That could mean avoiding 120 billion tons of emissions.

Interestingly, most of this occurs in 3rd World nations and Muslim nations, and has zero to do with ‘climate change’. It just goes to show that the entire man-caused climate change movement has almost nothing to do with science and virtually everything to do with leftist policies.

Do you want gender equality? Well, first, there’s no such thing. Never has been. Interestingly, these same media hothouse flowers are always yammering on about “won’t someone think of the women and children?” They always put women into the role of Victim. You can’t be equal if you’re a Victim. Second….no, that’s pretty much it.

Humorously, the TEDtalk never actually offered solutions, just complaints. I remember a boss telling me way, way back when I started my first big job post-college that if I wasn’t offering a solution, I was just complaining. It might not be a good solution, but, at least offer one. These people are just whining.

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3 Responses to “Gender Equality Is The Solution To ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Jl says:

    “If women have the right to choose smaller families..”. So they don’t have the ability to choose family size now? Interesting

  2. JGlanton says:

    That woman seems blissfully ignorant about why men work so hard to build wealth and buy and maintain big houses, SUVs, vacation travel, clothes, jewelry, school tuitions…

    One thing that does seem to be working in leftist-controlled areas is that government has replaced husbands, few men get married, and men aren’t hustling to pay mortgages, clothes, food, and tuition for a family. The economy is depressed in these areas, there is greatly reduced industry and jobs, and therefore carbon emissions are less.

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