Two poets, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), meet in a place of rising oceans so that they can share a moment of solidarity for the climate change they are seeing in their homelands. Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna met on a melting glacier in Greenland that would threaten the Marshall Islands. They see the effects of the choices of the rest of the world changing their homes quicker than the other parts of the world. Through this video we get a glimpse of how large our world is, and yet so small and interdependent.


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  • Benoit

    I regret that the music was too loud and I could barely hear the words of the poetry.

  • Barbara

    Each of our individual choices impacts everyone and everything on this planet. We are more powerful than we think we are.

  • Paul

    "We the willing, led by the unknowing are doing the impossible for the ungrateful..."

  • Gaia

    Powerful Women with Heart.....We Have a Responsibility to Do Something NOW!

  • gayathri

    Action Inspiring and poignant! Jai Jagat....

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