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Women's critical role in saving the environment took a new twist when on Feb. 7, 2019, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) introduced a new climate change resolution that intends to push the U.S. to take the lead role in reducing carbon emissions to the environment.Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of women that have been working worldwide in defense of the environment. This is happening at a time when the global demand for a wide range of natural resources is threatening the world's environmental health to an unprecedented degree.A global survey of public attitudes on the environment sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program showed that more women than men prefer to choose a lower standard of living with fewer health risks than a higher standard of living with greater health risks.Pregnant women, particularly, are vulnerable to environmental contaminants. These are just a few examples of threats to the environment and to the ensuing quality of life.Fortunately, there is increasing evidence that women in various countries around the world are assuming central roles in the grass-roots environmental movement.
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