Why is the wider community not listening to Indigenous peoples when it comes to climate change?
Climate change will affect our lives in so many ways, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders the threat is already a devastating reality.
As sea levels rise, the tides are swallowing parts of low lying island communities, submerging thousands of years of culture, history and place. The rising temperatures are also playing havoc with seasonal bush foods and the animals who depend on them.
As the planet gets hotter, it’s what happens in the oceans and on the land that will have the biggest impact on the future. Join our panel of experts to hear about what can be done to adapt to the immediate effects of rising waters and searing heat in Indigenous communities and how the impact of climate change can be minimised now and for future generations to come.
Released online 24 March, 2021 at 9am
Rhianna Patrick is a Torres Strait Islander media professional with over twenty years experience working across radio, tv, news and current affairs. After a long career at the ABC and...View Profile
Tishiko King is a proud Zenadth Kes//Torres Strait Island woman with strong connections to Masig Island and Badu Island and is the Community Organiser at Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network....View Profile
Sasha Purcell is Torres Strait Islander human rights lawyer, Fulbright Scholar and NYU Human Rights Scholar in the climate change program. Sasha has worked and practiced in the area of...View Profile
Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation living in Canberra, he has over 20 years' experience in Aboriginal engagement, water and environmental science, having worked in applied...View Profile
Bradley Moggridge is a Murri man from the Kamilaroi Nation (north-west NSW) and a water scientist. Bradley has dedicated his life to finding better ways, imbued with Indigenous knowledge, to manage Australia’s water in the age of climate change.
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