Climate Change Research ›› 2018, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (3): 318-324.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2017.085

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Gender differences in perceptions of climate change and meteorological disasters in China

Wan-Xiu AI1,Chang-Ke WANG1,Ming-Hui LYU2(),Lin ZHAO1   

  1. 1 National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
    2 Public Meteorological Service Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2017-05-03 Revised:2017-06-07 Online:2018-05-31 Published:2018-06-07


The national meteorological service survey in China in 2015 showed that the perception level of climate change and satisfaction degree of meteorological disaster warning of Chinese men are higher than those of Chinese women. To cope with climate change, the ratio of urban women to choose environmentally friendly products, green travel and willing to change ways of living or working is higher than that of urban men, but the ratio of urban men to choose adjusting planting or breeding methods, planting or breeding new varieties and transforming the way of living is higher than those of women. The percentage of men to choose buying meteorological insurance and taking part in climate related training is higher than that of women, while more women are willing to learn professional knowledge of meteorological disasters and climate change. The scale of female to obtain meteorological service information is higher than that of male. To enhance Chinese women’s awareness and ability of coping with meteorological disasters and climate change, it is necessary to develop meteorological service products for women, and to broaden the channels for the dissemination of meteorological knowledge for women.

Key words: Gender, Climate change, Meteorological disaster, Public perceptions

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