Review

15 August 2018

How women are rallying round the cause of climate injustice

From natural disasters to food and water shortages, women are more affected by climate change than men. An inspiring podcast looks at their fightback – starting in court

Mary Robinson and Maeve Higgins
Former Irish president and lawyer Mary Robinson (left) and comedian Maeve Higgins take on the world

Ruth Medjber

Mothers of Invention podcast, available online, produced by the non-profit Doc Society

CALIFORNIA and Portugal are burning, Greece is in ashes and heat-stressed fish are dying in droves in Germany. It is easy to despair as the full force of climate change is felt across the northern hemisphere.

Amid this gloom, Mothers of Invention, a six-part podcast hosted by former Irish president –and lawyer – Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins, is a beacon of hope. It showcases how women around …

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