It is their responsibility to the ancestors and to the seven generations to come.

Prophecy says when the time comes, it will be women who emerge as the ultimate guardians and protectors of life.

They are honoring and bringing awareness to how protection of the waters is intrinsically connected to the protection of our food, herbs, women’s wisdom, birthing wisdom, children, communities, earth, and sustainable living.

"It's very simple. Every effort we make is for all of our children and grandchildren. We make a commitment to continue the struggle, and to make every effort for all of us."

According to a new study in Social Science Research, “controlling for other factors, in nations where there is a matriarchy, 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 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 status around the world, clearly worthy on their own merits, may work synergistically with efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and avert dramatic global climate change.

Ergas and York say they can’t explain why this correlation exists, but, among other potential reasons, it’s “possible that women make different decisions than do men when placed in positions of power.” Like, say, not giving away the family store to oil barons, not building a massive, leak-prone, climate-screwing pipeline right down the middle of the country, not squandering $4 trillion on two simultaneous, senseless wars …

Indigenous women “tend to perceive environmental risks as more threatening”

Indigenous women “are less optimistic about the potential to solve problems by relying solely on technical fixes”

Indigenous women “are more active in environmental reform projects”

*“although they are not as active as men in mainstream environmental organizations, women are estimated to make up 60% to 80% of grassroots environmental organization membership”

Indigenous women often cite their roles as caregivers as the primary reason they are active in grassroots environmental movements”

Responses to "More power for Indigenous Women means less climate pollution, study suggests"

  1. opit says:

    Excuse a grumpy old white man his arrogance. I have never seen proof that climate in the future will suffer from pollution ( though I suppose I might consider deforestation or geoengineering ). Rather, monetizing forests and jungles over air use suggests corporations will be able to buy control. So much for the concerns of any native people.

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