This is an invited commentary on an article by Peter Rudiak-Gould, an anthropologist who has written extensively on climate change as it pertains to the Marshall Islands. It aims to extend his analysis of how to understand Marshall Islanders’ self-blame for global climate change, when their impact on the climate is, in real terms, negligible.


Sanders, T. 2014. Comments on Peter Rudiak-Gould’s ‘Climate change and accusation: global warming and local blame in a small Island state.’ Current Anthropology 55(4), 381-82.