02 Apr '12, 2pm

More power for women means less climate pollution

Here is yet another indication that women are greener than men. According to a new study in Social Science Research , “controlling for other factors, in nations where women’s status is higher, CO2 emissions are lower.” Study coauthors Christina Ergas and Richard York, sociologists at the University of Oregon–Eugene, write: even when controlling for a variety of measures of “modernization,” world-system position, and democracy, nations where women have higher political status — as indicated by the length of time women have had the right to vote and women’s representation in parliament and ministerial government — tend to have lower CO2 emissions per capita. This finding suggests that efforts to improve women’s political status around the world, clearly worthy on their own merits, may work synergistically with efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and avert dramatic global climate ...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-change/more-power-for-women-mean...

Tweets

Only systemwide change can cure our climate hangover:

Only systemwide change can cure our climate han...

grist.org 02 Apr '12, 5pm

This is an excerpt from Maggie Koerth-Baker’s new book, Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It C...

things we like even more

giuseppezanottidesign.com 08 Apr '12, 1pm

Peep-toe pumps in crystal-encrusted silver laminated nappa with a sculpted wedge. Simply awesome. The small matching bag c...

Wow!

giuseppezanottidesign.com 01 Apr '12, 7am

Sandals in platinum mirror-effect calfskin with a tone-on-tone sculpted wedge. With their extreme design, these sandals ar...

Romney supported cap-and-trade in 2003 as a way to combat climate change

Romney supported cap-and-trade in 2003 as a way...

grist.org 02 Apr '12, 9pm

Thank you for your invitation to embark on a cooperative northeast process to reduce the power plant pollution that is har...

i need these.

i need these.

kurtgeiger.com 07 Apr '12, 11pm

The below shoe sizes are given as a guide. In our experience a conversion for women's footwear between the UK and USA woul...

Send a message for #climate and your health Tel...

ucsusa.org 02 Apr '12, 3pm

On March 27, 2012, the EPA released standards to reduce carbon emissions from new power plants and is now accepting public...

I wish I lived in thousand-dollar-shoe world.

giuseppezanottidesign.com 08 Apr '12, 1pm

High-top sneakers in white suede and sand calfskin with a concealed platform, two zippers at sides and iridescent rhinesto...

We have chosen the "transparency" road less tra...

healthybuilding.net 02 Apr '12, 5pm

Slogging Through the First Season of Transparency Bill Walsh By Bill Walsh, Executive Director Healthy Building Network Ap...

Dispatches From The War On Women: The 5 Worst States For Women | Care2 Causes

Dispatches From The War On Women: The 5 Worst S...

care2.com 02 Apr '12, 9am

While the assault on women’s rights is underway nationwide these states have the dubious distinction of being the five wor...

Bringing your dog to work could lower stress le...

todayonline.com 02 Apr '12, 8am

NEW YORK - Bringing your dog to the office could lower your stress levels and improve morale among your fellow employees, ...

@billmckibben on the Keystone pipeline, Congres...

e360.yale.edu 02 Apr '12, 12pm

Author/activist Bill McKibben says environmentalists cannot ease up after their recent victory in the fight against the Ke...

gorgeous Giuseppe Zanotti collar:

giuseppezanottidesign.com 01 Apr '12, 4pm

Rhinestone and black enamel distressed brass collar, lined in black nappa. The Eighties design is guaranteed to brighten u...

Study finds huge increase in melanomas among young women: #WearThatSunscreen

Study finds huge increase in melanomas among yo...

news.runnersworld.com 02 Apr '12, 9pm

By Scott Douglas The incidence of melanoma among young women increased by more than a factor of eight from the 1970s to th...