Global Warming and Prostitution

Lucia Graves at Huffington Post reports about a new consequence of global warming I was not aware of until now.

Barbara Lee, a Representative from California belonging to the Democratic Party has introduced a resolution stating that poor women become more vulnerable as a consequence of global warming. From the resolution:

Whereas food-insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health.

This statement is probably correct.

On the other hand, this particular risk does not impress me as being the most serious one. Other catastrophic consequences of global meltdown are much more cause for concern.

But, human nature being as it is, this kind of statement will help bringing more attention to the issue.


Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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