Gender Equality and Global Warming Linked – Who Knew?

We don’t know whether to laugh or cry. We don’t often talk about so-called climate change (i.e. global warming) because it’s not popular to say you don’t believe the science supports it. (You do know the earth hasn’t been warming for 15 years now, right?) When you dare to say such things in polite company you’re viewed as the modern-day equivalent of a hillbilly snake handler–unschooled, uncouth and unintelligent. Whatever. Our current let’s-poke-fun-at-the-warmers comes from a press announcement we received for something called the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP (Conference of the Parties) 19–also known as  “UNFCCC COP 19”–currently underway in Warsaw, Poland. Stick with us, there is a (funny) point.

The press announcement MDN received has this headline: WOMEN TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND GENDER EQUALITY. Well there’s a first–for us. Who knew that climate change and gender equality were scientifically linked? What does “gender equality” have to do with so-called climate change, anyway? Being climate change-challenged and unschooled and unintelligent, we were eager to learn, so we read on…

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