“People in the Arctic have real challenges,” Peterson said. “These challenges are not their responsibility. They’ve been colonized, and they’re disproportionately suffering the effects of climate change—and who caused climate change? It’s not the people living in the Arctic.”
Peterson said the case studies into resilience offer strategies not just for the Arctic but also for the rest of the world. “ ‘Resilience’ isn’t a word that has a lot of left-right ideological baggage,” he said. “Communities can be resilient. You want tough guys to be resilient. You want kids to be resilient.”
“They’ve been colonized”
The world has been colonized, either by missionaries, businesses, or governments (or all the above) and what a fine mess has been made of it… with such a huge population and so little real wealth spread among them.