Empowering Women to Tackle Climate Change

The empowerment of women and girls is the number one solution to global warming. This is the conclusion of the environmentalist and recent New York Times bestselling author in his book Drawdown.

By providing education for girls in countries where they are usually taken out of school prematurely to be married off, better-schooled young women get the chance to develop a better standard of living, will start families at a later stage and will, on average, only have two children compared to five children for unschooled, young brides, ultimately stablising population growth.

Empowering women, however, has far more impact on the fight against climate change than on curbing population growth.

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2988998/ecologist_special_report_empowering_women_to_tackle_climate_change.html

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