On today's episode we learn about the Younger Dryas - a dramatic period of cooling in the planet's geologically recent past.
This episode is a follow up to the previous episode (episode 4) with Tina Stege about climate change in the Marshall Islands. This episode features both Tina Stege, Marshallese Anthropologist, and Jenny Newell, Collection Co-Manager at the Australian Museum, Sydney. The two talk about how museums can bring collections to life for associated communities, their collaborative ethnographic project looking at adaptions to climate change in the Marshall Islands, international repatriation vs. NAGPRA, as well as what role museums play related to climate change. We discuss questions such as “How can museums help preserve culture and help people adapt as homelands sink underwater?” and “what happens to sovereign governments as they no longer have a place to govern over”?
- Curating the Future: Museums, Communities, and Climate Change
- Michael Gerard, Ed. Book- What happens to sovereign nations when they have no land base anymore?
- Marshall Islands Conservation society
- Jo-Jikum, youth climate change activist group of Kathy Jetnil Kitchner
- Kathy Jetnil-Kichner poems- “Tell Them” and UN Climate Summit Poem “Dear Matafele Peinem”
- 350.org Climate Change Activist Organization
- Disposession and the environment- Paige West
- Linda Tuhiwai Smith decolonizing methodology: research and Indigenous peoples
Dr. Colleen Strawhacker, an archaeologist with the interdisciplinary research group, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, joins the podcast to talk about the archaeology of climate change. Strawhacker works closely with indigenous groups in the Arctic to study resilience and failure in the wake of drastic environmental change.