"Dear Matafele Peinem" - A climate change poem

On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy performed a new poem entitled "Dear Matafele Peinem", written to her daughter. The poem received a standing ovation. 
Click below to see Kathy's beautiful and incredibly moving performance of that poem set to images depicting the impact of climate change and also the people’s movement against the agents of that change.