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In neighbouring Uganda, the food crises associated with climate change have been linked to higher rates of early marriage for girls, as they are exchanged for dowry or bride price.The Associated Press: White House hosts meeting on energy, climate [scam]
These “famine marriages” – as they are called – not only lead to girls dropping out of school, but also make them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and related reproductive complications.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, one of the lawmakers invited to the White House, said the energy bill should create jobs.
"Climate change is about pricing carbon, and creating a whole new wind, solar panel, fuel cell industry in this country," Brown said.
At the same time, Brown said he wants to ensure that the legislation is written in a way to help manufacturers in his state, including companies that make aluminum, cement, glass, steel, paper and chemicals.