Saturday, September 24, 2011

Breaking: Trace amounts of CO2 allegedly help Ethiopian women understand how to space out the births of their children

What you don’t know about women, climate change, and population [VIDEO] | 7 billion: What to expect when you’re expanding—a special series | Grist
Here's a population angle you might not have considered: Family planning can help women adapt to climate change that's already happening.

Population Action International has a new short film about this subject, Weathering Change, featuring mothers from Nepal, Peru, and Ethiopia. "When [women] have children every year, it hurts them," says Ethiopian Aregash Ayele. "Due to climate change, mothers have understood that spacing their children is in their own best interest."

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