Thursday, February 11, 2010

Amusing clip of the day (from Erica)

Usually, Emily or I post clips from the news in here if we have a pertinent point to make. Today, I'd like to direct your attention to this clip from Rachel Maddow, who uses a beautiful display of logic (and an appearance by Bill Nye the Science Guy!) to make a great point about the brou-ha-ha that claims that the recent snowstorms here in the East are proof positive that climate change is a hoax.

Why am I posting this in a feminist blog, you might ask? Simple. The people who are most affected by adverse changes in global climate patterns are the people who don't have the global or economic capital to move, refurbish their homes, or advocate for protection and change. Approximately 70% of those people are women. Climate change is a feminist issue because its most dire consequences will have the greatest impact on women who have to fight extra-hard to make their voices heard in the global theatre.

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