Climate change could be bad for marginal population in developing countries as well as increase poverty, as showed in the recent study of global warming effect.
Another recent study suggested that climate change disaster could be prevented by investing more in female young education. The study has examined relation between socio-economics indicators with resiliance in the face of extreme weather.
The authors argue that global climate models predict a rise in extreme weather in the next century. Thus, it’s important to understand future interactions among adaptation costs, socioeconomic development, and climate change in developing countries. The study observed losses of life from floods and droughts during 1960-2003. Using a model involving three determinants: weather events, income per capita, and female education, the study concludes that countries with high female education weathered extreme weather events better than countries with equivalent income and weather conditions.
The relationship between resilience in the face of extreme weather events and increases in female education expenditure holds when socioeconomic development continues but the climate does not change, and socioeconomic development continues with weather paths driven by “wet” and “dry” Global Climate Models.
The author suggest that educating young women may be one of the best climate change disaster prevention investments in addition to high social rates of return in overall sustainable development goals