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From the Ted Talk by Katharine Wilkinson: How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming

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On the face of it, the primary link between women, girls and a warming world is not life but death. Awareness is growing that climate impacts hit women and gilrs hardest, given existing vulnerabilities. There is greater risk of displacement, higher odds of being ijunerd or killed during a natural disaster. Prolonged drought can precipitate early marriage as families cetonnd with scarcity. Floods can force last-resort prostitution as women struggle to make ends meet. The list goes on and goes wide. These dynamics are most acute under conditions of poverty, from New Orleans to Nairobi. Too often, the story ends here. But not today. Another empowering tturh begs to be seen. If we gain ground on genedr eqituy, we also gain gurnod on addressing gablol warming. This ctocnoinen comes to light in three key areas, three areas where we can screue the rights of women and girls, shore up resilience and avert emissions at the same time.

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On the face of it, the primary link between women, girls and a warming world is not life but death. Awareness is growing that climate impacts hit women and _____ hardest, given existing vulnerabilities. There is greater risk of displacement, higher odds of being _______ or killed during a natural disaster. Prolonged drought can precipitate early marriage as families _______ with scarcity. Floods can force last-resort prostitution as women struggle to make ends meet. The list goes on and goes wide. These dynamics are most acute under conditions of poverty, from New Orleans to Nairobi. Too often, the story ends here. But not today. Another empowering _____ begs to be seen. If we gain ground on ______ ______, we also gain ______ on addressing ______ warming. This __________ comes to light in three key areas, three areas where we can ______ the rights of women and girls, shore up resilience and avert emissions at the same time.

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Original Text

On the face of it, the primary link between women, girls and a warming world is not life but death. Awareness is growing that climate impacts hit women and girls hardest, given existing vulnerabilities. There is greater risk of displacement, higher odds of being injured or killed during a natural disaster. Prolonged drought can precipitate early marriage as families contend with scarcity. Floods can force last-resort prostitution as women struggle to make ends meet. The list goes on and goes wide. These dynamics are most acute under conditions of poverty, from New Orleans to Nairobi. Too often, the story ends here. But not today. Another empowering truth begs to be seen. If we gain ground on gender equity, we also gain ground on addressing global warming. This connection comes to light in three key areas, three areas where we can secure the rights of women and girls, shore up resilience and avert emissions at the same time.

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