|Women and Climate Change|
By Dr. Mirele Goldsmith
NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2010) — When the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in December 2004, women died, in part, because they could not swim, because they put the needs of their children first, and, most tragically of all, they drowned in their homes because they would not flee after debris had torn off their clothes. In the years since the tsunami, these shocking facts have motivated NGOs to develop programs to prepare women for the increasing number of disasters expected to result from climate change.
This article first appeared in the Jewish Week and is published here with permission from the author.
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