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

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Climate change in many homes- Shelby Pykare

Climate change in many homes- Shelby Pykare

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

When I began my four-month study abroad program in the South Pacific island of Samoa, I had my first tangible experiences with climate change and what it can do to a place. We visited many of the villages that were hit hardest by the 2009 tsunami, I experienced my first ever earthquake, and the dry season led to rationed water. It was this last experience that made climate change a reality for me, for the first time something as ordinary yet precious as water wasn’t available to me at a moments notice.

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