Climate Change Fuels New Colonialism in Australia

Alex Bobeczko and Jack Lueddeke

Mulgrave District Aboriginals, very early 1900s. (Artist unknown)

Aborigines are the native groups of people residing on mainland Australia. Our project will delve into Aboriginal histories and look at more modern examples of how climate change has taken a toll on this population of people. We believe this is a lesser known environmental issue that needs to be viewed on a global scale. Climate change has and will continue to affect indigenous groups in Australia more harshly than non-indigenous groups, due to Aboriginal ties to the natural world, and the legacy of colonialism on mainland Australia.

Key Words:

De-colonization, Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice, Place-making


Table of Contents:

Aboriginal Cultures

Effects of Climate Change in General

The Legacy of Colonialism

Western Science vs. Indigenous Knowledge: Combating Climate Change

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