Climate Change Isn’t Just Taking Our Homes, It’s Taking Our Identities

Vice | Dec 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • In Southeast Asia at the end of the last Ice Age, “fenua imi,” the swallowing of land, forced people to relocate to faraway atolls in a region now called Oceania.
  • It’s why, even in the face of rising seas, the loss of tillable land, pesticide pollution, and a simulated war zone, the island feels impossible to leave.
  • This makes managed retreat a question of Indigenous sovereignty or, put another way, makes Indigenous sovereignty a form of climate action.