MĀORI INTERACTIONS WITH CLIMATE CHANGE
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Anthropogenic climate change is an international issue that will disproportionately affect marginalized groups, such as Maori people of New Zealand. This paper examines the contributing factors to Maori vulnerability and resilience to climate change, and how Maori people are, and may continue to be, affected by climate change due to these factors. The historic and current marginalization of Maori people has had, and will continue to have, profound effects on their culture. The unprecedented impacts of climate change are expected to exacerbate the social vulnerabilities of Maori. However. climate change may also provide a venue for Maori empowerment and advocacy of Maori worldviews through involvement in climate discussions. Empowerment and cultural understanding will contribute to Maori resilience against climate change.