This article analyzes the results from 130 studies of climate change impacts to uncover the impact on women’s health. Two thirds of those studies show that women will bear the brunt of impacts like food insecurity, excessive heat and lack of access to water. Men, meanwhile, are more likey to die in fires and other natural disasters, and to die from infectious diseases.
Bar chart showing the proportion of men and women affected by climate change impacts, including: death and injury from extreme weather; food insecurity; infectious disease; mental illness; and poor reproductive and maternal health. Data source: Global Gender and Climate Alliance (2016). Additional analysis by Carbon Brief.
The full article includes a compelling map of the impacts showing where women are especially at risk: