‘We can’t close our eyes’ to climate change, says Marshall Isles ex-president

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jan 16, 2020 at 1:00 AM
  • In the low-lying Marshall Islands, even a former president must deal with seawater washing into the garden of her modest home as ocean levels creep higher on a warming planet.
  • In the Marshall Islands, destructive tidal waves have been interspersed with droughts, affecting food supplies, plants and human health in the atoll nation.
  • Besides becoming a driving force in the global climate change movement alongside her daughter, the poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Heine has also been an outspoken advocate of women’s rights.
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  • 'We can't close our eyes' to climate change, says Marshall Isles ex-president (Reuters: Jan 16, 2020 at 1:00 AM)