Science in a different dialect

By Ariela Zibiah

The Pacific region has relied on traditional knowledge from time immemorial to predict bad weather. Across our ocean of islands, sightings of low-flying frigates, or an abundance of breadfruit in a particular season can warn of impending cyclones and even their intensity, allowing time for communities to store and preserve food before disaster.

This traditional knowledge has been tested and relied upon for generations. Local or traditional knowledge and systems are critical for the survival and progress of Pacific peoples.

Proponents of the utilisation of traditional knowledge in the . . .

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