I’ve read a lot about the supposed perils of global warming, but my jaw dropped to my iliac bone when I cast my eyes on this:

“BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Severe weather caused by global warming can pose greater physical danger to women than men, a Canadian attending a UN conference on climate change said Friday.

“‘For instance, often women don’t know how to swim, so in a flood situation that can lead to a higher instance of death or injury,” Angie Daze, a program manager with a Canadian group called Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change, said.”

And no, it’s not an Onion parody.

But it does remind me of the old headline takeoff on the ever-so-liberal Washington Post: “World Ends; Women and Minorities Hit Hardest.”

Thanks to The Times of Winnipeg for the hat tip.