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Residents are seen inside their flooded home in Pilar, northern Buenos Aires, November 5, 2014. Days of torrential rainfall leads to extensive flooding which causes property damage prompting thousands of evacuations in Buenos Aires province.

Weather forecasters predict better services for women

Women suffer more from changing weather patterns, as their duties were not limited to agriculture. 
They are also responsible for cooking, childcare and water fetching

Meteorologists from around the world are meeting with women’s rights activists and aid workers in Geneva to develop climate and weather services geared specifically to women. The Nov. 5-7 conference will also discuss how to attract and promote more female scientists in meteorology and hydrology. Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),