Climate Change

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What is climate change? A definition from the Department of Ecology of Washington State reads: Climate includes patterns of temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and seasons. It affects more than just a change in the weather and refers to seasonal changes over a long period of time. These climate patterns play a fundamental role in shaping natural ecosystems, and the human economies and cultures that depend on them.

It may be used inter-changably with global warming as they’re closely related. Global warming causes climates to change. Here is NASA discussion on the two terms, What's In A Name?

We recommend you listen and learn which is the best advice we can give to begin to understand the challenges before us.

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Onjisay Aki Climate Summit
September 30, 2020

In June 2017, Knowledge Keepers and environmental leaders from around the world gathered at the Turtle Lodge Central House of Knowledge - in the heart of Turtle Island (North America) - to discuss Indigenous leadership on climate change. Knowledge Keepers shared the changes their communities are experiencing, and discussed the value of their Indigenous Knowledges in providing guidance for humanity in times of climate change. As young Dene leader Lawrence Nayally described, “there is still so much incredible knowledge that our people have that the world has never heard.”

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