Marshall Islands Climate Activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner Shares a Poem for Survival As Sea Levels Rise

Democracy Now!

Dec 12, 2019

Located in the central Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the Philippines, the Marshall Islands are one of the world’s lowest-lying island nations and declared a national climate crisis emergency in October. “We’re looking at changing the entire physical landscape of our island so we can stay above water,” says Marshall Islands poet and climate activist Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner. She joins us to describe the impact on her country and read her newest poem.

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