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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

Jun 24, 2021

Ironically, indigenous peoples are least responsible for climate change but will feel its effects the most, with all the storms, floods, diseases, etc. that it brings. How can they adapt better to this colossal challenge and help us all in our adaptation? How can indigenous people and the rich knowledge of nature they bring become gamechangers?

Join this eye-opening episode where Toni Hay, indigenous climate expert from Australia, discusses the role indigenous communities play and the solutions they offer!

Study Guide here, click on PDF:

Toni Hay Bio:

Toni Hay is an author, climate expert, and environmental sustainability scientist with a passion for tackling climate change and protecting the planet. Being a descendent of the First Australians Nation of Gamilaraay and having grown up on Yolngu Country, she has a rich heritage and a deeply personal connection to the environment. She’s dedicated to helping raise awareness about the issues facing our climate and the vulnerable communities who bear the burden of climate change.

As the winner of the 2020 award for Queensland Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Toni is driven to provide feasible and practical solutions to environmental issues across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. She blends her scientific knowledge with her unique background, experiences and insights to offer meaningful ways for individuals and communities to embrace sustainability and help the world’s most vulnerable people.

Culture of Inclusion: Indigenous Climate Adaptation

Culture of Inclusion: Indigenous Climate Adaptation is a thought-provoking book that offers a detailed and meaningful exploration of climate change and the essential part that Indigenous communities play. With a special focus on the role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have in combating environmental damage – along with the Australian government’s lack of inclusion and failure to seek their unique input – this book examines how climate change will impact the globe’s poorest and most vulnerable communities the hardest, along with practical ways for our communities to begin taking action. Exploring the dangers that environmental catastrophe poses to Indigenous people’s health, communities, and livelihoods, this book offers a down-to-earth look at the possible solutions for healing the planet, as well as powerful ways to educate people and create positive change. Culture of Inclusion Indigenous Climate Adaptation is a must-read for environmental activists, climate scientists, Indigenous people, and anyone who is passionate about the planet.

Bio and Book Summary taken from Toni Hay’s Culture of Inclusion: Indigenous Climate Adaptation

Outro: "Time to Spare" by An Jones on YouTube Audio Library

Collage Photos:
Indigenous dancers: Photo by Mark Roy on Flickr
Australia by satellite: Photo by WikiImages on Pixabay
Seaside colours: Photo by raedon on Pixabay
Indigenous art: Photo by esther1721 on Pixabay