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Climate study linking early Māori fires to Antarctic changes sparks controversy

13 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Research tying Māori activity 700 years ago to Antarctic changes sparks debate in New Zealand over Indigenous inclusion in science Deep in the ice of a remote Antarctic peninsula, a group of researchers found evidence that fires started by early Māori wreaked changes in the atmosphere detectable 7,000km away. In New Zealand, the research sparked a heated controversy of its own - over Indigenous inclusion in scientific enterprise, and what scientists owe the people whose history becomes a subject of their research. The research, published this month, examined ice cores from the Antarctic...
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