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Author Of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Thinks Women Will Be Most Affected By Global Warming

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The author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” thinks women will be most affected by global warming, according to The Guardian Thursday.

Margaret Atwood, a prize-winning author known for her dystopian novel, said global warming will especially have detrimental effects on women, according to The Guardian. The renowned author believes that climate change will make it more difficult to grow food, meaning women and children will have less to eat.

“More extreme weather events such as droughts and floods, rising sea levels that will destroy arable land, and disruption of marine life will all result in less food,” Atwood told The Guardian. “Less food will mean that women and children get less, as the remaining food supplies will be unevenly distributed, even more than they are.” (RELATED: Science Journalist Considered Not Having Children Due To Climate Change)

She will also note during the “Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change” conference at the British Library Friday that climate change can lead to wars over social unrest, claiming that “women do badly in wars – worse than in peacetime.”

Michelle Nijhuis, an environmental journalist expressed similar views in a piece for The Atlantic saying that she debated whether or not to have children since it’s a “carbon-intensive activity.”

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