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Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa [Blog]

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Passionate thinking about climate change

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

I’ve heard pundits state there is no solid evidence for global climate change, the data are inconclusive, even saying it’s exaggerated hype, that these changes are within statistical range for normal climate conditions, not anomalous for 50 to 100 year events. To them it is a point of debate.  For me and those I know, it’s more than theoretical, the heat waves, record cold, droughts, flooding, storms, water shortages, and fires are a reality. 

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From Maui to Manhattan

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

The swerving traffic and the bright lights of New York City can sometimes be suffocating for a small island girl like myself. Moving from the island of Maui to the island of Manhattan for a college education, I had such a difficult time finding spaces where I can unwind and breathe. The numerous people and whizzing traffic can be overwhelming for a person that grew up with no public transportation and zero skyscrapers. In my homeland, the crashing waves and the smell of a light salty breeze in the air immediately calms me. 

Tags: Climate Change, Museums Connect, pacific ethnology, Samoa

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Toward a Samoan Heart - Jacklyn Lacey

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

As I write this, the sun has just finished its magnificent descent into the Pacific Ocean—bright tangerines slipping into dusky mauves and now, finally, an inky blue, with the last spot of the bright blue of day quickly tumbling into the ocean below.  I’m on an evening flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, making my way to Apia, Samoa, for our workshop, Hurricane and Homes—the companion and counterpoint to the first workshop we held in New York last month which Jenny wrote about in her last blog post. 

Tags: Climate Change, museum connect, pacific ethnology, Samoa

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