Whether we are black or white, blondes or brunettes, scholars or factory workers, we all walk on the same Earth. We all need the same things and we all share the same emotions.
Everything we experience becomes understood subjectively due to our previous experiences, and our upbringing, education, culture and norms. We meet in the in between of what we observe and react to. Read not so much facts and figures about the climate, go outside and have a look where you live and make a note.
Locals are not just people living in a city or area, but people doing so for enough seasons to know the nature of things in the immediate environment. How cold it gets, the cycle of storms or when to enjoy the sun outside and how to get sheltered and safe. What to eat when and how. And how to take care of ourselves and each other. It's not about the culture, although this contributes to what culture is, but how we relate to our home.
We are born of light, and to light we shall return.