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: November 19, 2009, 11:53:56 PM

I think Java can help verify some of this....

http://www.gmanews.tv/story/177346/climate-change-pushes-poor-women-to-prostitution-dangerous-work

Effects of climate change have driven women in communities in coastal areas in poor countries like the Philippines to risk dangerous jobs, and sometimes even into the flesh trade.

Suneeta Mukherjee, country representative of the United Nations Food Population Fund (UNFPA), said women in the Philippines are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the country.

“Climate change could reduce income from farming and fishing possibly driving some women into sex work and thereby increase HIV infection," Mukherjee said during the Wednesday launch of the UNFPA annual State of World Population Report in Pasay City.

In the Philippines, small brothels usually pop out near the coastal areas where many women do sexual services to transient seafarers. Often, these prostitutes are ferried to bigger ships by their pimps.

Based on the UNFPA report, there are 92 million Filipinos in the country as of 2009 and that number is expected to balloon to more than 146 million in the next 40 years.

Of the 92 million Filipinos, about 60 percent are living in coastal areas and depend on the seas for livelihood, said former Environment secretary Dr. Angel Alcala.

Alcala said that “we have already exceeded the carrying capacity of our marine environment."

But as the sea’s resources are depleted due to overpopulation and overfishing, fishermen start losing their livelihood and women are forced to share the traditional role of the man in providing for the family.

Alacala, who also heads the Angelo King Center for Research and Environmental Management in Siliman University, said some women often pick out shellfish by the coastlines, exposed to storm surges.

Women who could no longer endure this work often go out to find other jobs, while some are tempted into prostitution, Alcala added.

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#1 : November 19, 2009, 11:58:21 PM

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,662092,00.html

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#2 : November 20, 2009, 01:24:31 AM

Dennis Rodman's dad lives in the Philippines for the sole reason of whore chasing with young girls.   Maybe he can shed some light on the topic.

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#3 : November 20, 2009, 01:05:46 PM

What a load of old crap!

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#4 : November 20, 2009, 03:22:51 PM

I think they have it backwards. Prostitution causes Global Warming, all that friction.


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#5 : November 20, 2009, 03:28:01 PM

I think they have it backwards. Prostitution causes Global Warming, all that friction.

A classic case of where fact meets friction.

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