The Potential of Indigenous Knowledge in Building Climate Resilience

By Jaro Arero and Hussein Tadicha
The Elephant
April 8, 2022

The depth of knowledge that the pastoralist communities possess provides an opportunity for its integration with scientific observations for their improved adaptation to climate change.

All earlier geological epochs have resulted from natural processes, but the changes currently being experienced by the planetary ecosystem are anthropogenic—human-induced. Our over-reliance on fossil fuels and unsustainable economic practices have led to irreversible climate changes. The two significant causes of climate change are the excessive use of carbon-based energy sources that emit most greenhouse gases and a consumption model that outstrips the available resources.

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