Thursday, November 19, 2009

GASP!: Climate Change Causes Prostitution!

Another one for the 'exaggerated claims' dustbin. If you want to read even dumber proclamations, see the GASP! series and/or read the warmlist. They're good for a chuckle and will really open your eyes to how stupid this has all become (unless you're stupid which case you're done). See previous entry where scientists are wondering where global warming went...get the picture?

Effects of climate change have driven women in communities in coastal areas in poor countries like the Philippines to risk dangerous jobs, and sometimes even into the flesh trade.

Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.

“Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection," Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City.

[From ‘Climate change pushes poor women to prostitution, dangerous work’ - Nation - GMANews.TV - Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs - Latest Philippine News]