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Sea level rise in Kowanyama, Cape York, Australia

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Published on Jan 20, 2009

Indigenous Climate Change perspectives, Cape York, Australia

When that whole ocean comes and rises up, where are we going to go? ponders Inherkowinginambana, a Kunjen elder from Kowanyama, a coastal Aboriginal community in tropical Queensland, Australia.

Every year it (the tide) comes in, it goes a bit further up.once it hits the swamps, that will kill all the plant life, and the waterways adds an Aboriginal ranger who works with local elders to protect Aboriginal country and culture.

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http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/sea-level-...

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