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After Paris: How to Fight for Climate Change’s First Victims?


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After Paris: How to Fight for Climate Change’s First Victims?

Joe Solomon

When I was in Paris, I met with Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and young mother from the Marshall Islands. Kathy told stories of king tides breaking through her coral island’s seawalls, with water quietly rising into her sleeping cousin’s bedroom, before a huge a wave came and knocked her house over. (If her cousin’s mother hadn’t woken her, she would’ve went with it.)