Baby, We Are Going To Fight

Among the U.N. Climate Summit's righteous speeches and vague promises - and Obama's "nothingburger in place of a respectable climate plan" - came a thunderous poem from 26-year-old Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner of the Marshall Islands, whose low-lying islands are already fighting for survival from climate change." If Jetnil-Kijiner's "Dear Matafele Peinem," addressed to her seven-month-old daughter, can't move leaders to actually act, nothing can.

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