Gender Inequality And Climate Change. Steve, Mike and Klaus welcome Frances (Frankie) Riemer, PhD to speak about gender inequity from climate change. Riemer is a professor at Northern Arizona University and member of the Northern Arizona Climate Change Alliance. She explains that people experience climate change differently and that, because most of the poor are women and children, they are impacted more severely.
Reimer notes that research following Hurricane Katrina found that women are unnecessarily compromised in shelters. This is critical because the impact of climate change will force many into refugee camps. Additionally, because 70 percent of the world’s farmers are women, women will be disproportionately affected by climate-caused water shortages.