Climate change impacts men and women differently because of differences in their traditional roles, societal expectations, and livelihoods. While this is the case, the vulnerability of women from the global south and women from the global north is also different due to different factors such as education levels, levels of income and access to credit and decision making.

During the chat, which mostly highlights how women, especially poor women, are hugely affected by climate change, important points have been made regarding the role of governments, policy makers, big corporations, and societies in lessening the impacts of climate change on women. The discussion also highlights how it is important for journalists to expose how some societal expectations and traditional roles in the global south continue to worsen the burdens that women bear in times of climate change disasters.