Climate Change

Climate change is here and it is having serious impacts on desert communities in Australia. The increased temperatures are making life harder, buffel grass is pushing out the bush tucker plants and kangaroos are harder to find.

Rangers in Australia have been recognised internationally as having an important job in helping country and people to adapt to climate change. Healthy country is an important part of adapting. When there is clean water and bush tucker and animals to hunt - people are able to survive out bush. When there is no water and no bushtucker - people will find it very hard. We need to talk about climate change and start planning for what we’re going to do about it. It is part of the story now, and we need to develop new stories, alongside the old stories about how we are going to deal with it.

We can't do it alone but if it's about our community, we need to do it our way.

The Indigenous Desert Alliance has produced an animated film with the support of the Purple House Pintupi Luritja Language Group to tell a story about climate change and a community taking action to adapt to it. The key message is that climate change is part of the story now and we all need to come up with our own stories and ways to deal with it.

More climate change resources

Power Story (2020)

Climate change in Central Australia (Warlpiri) (2018)

Climate change in Central Australia (Arrernte) (2018)

Climate Change in Central Australia
Climate Change: Learning about what is happening with the weather in central Australia

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