Smithsonian Exhibits The Indigenous Faces Of Climate Change

In Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change, the National Museum of the American Indian features how climate change is reshaping the lives of the world’s indigenous people, and how they are fighting to study the changes and preserve their heritage. From the Quechua of Peru to the Baka of Cameroon, the Maas’ai of Kenya to the Gwi’chin of Alaska, indigenous people have contributed least to climate change, but suffer the brunt of the immediate and direct effects of escalating climate disruption. “We can’t wait five years,” says Inupiat leader Patricia Cochran, the Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change, about efforts to phase out greenhouse gas emissions. “We’re a harbinger of what is to come, what the rest of the world can expect.” (Facebook)

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