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Want to Stop Australia’s Fires? Listen to Aboriginal People

Jan 15, 2020 - The New York Times

Our ancestors survived in a fire-prone landscape for millenniums. We can learn from their techniques.

Our ancestors survived in a fire-prone landscape for millenniums. We can learn from their techniques.

CARPENTARIA, Australia — Aboriginal people in this country firmly believe that we are the longest-surviving culture in the world. We were raised with the knowledge that our ancestors have adapted to changing climatic conditions here for millenniums.

And yet our knowledge of c...