The effects of climate change have driven women in communities in coastal areas in poor countries like the Philippines into dangerous work, and sometimes even the flesh trade, a United Nations official said.So, you enjoyed that hot shower this morning, didn't you, you pollution-belching creep? You didn't even think about your big smelly carbon footprint all over the backs of these these poor, theoretically-prostituted-and-HIV-infected women, did you? So now you know, and the guilt should give you nightmares -- until you're ready to fork over that carbon tax. Jerk.
Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.
“Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing, possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection," Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City. [Read the rest . . .]