Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a young Marshallese mother from Majuro, an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Political leaders there say climate change is a threat to the very existence of the islands and their people, so it was fitting that Jetnil-Kijiner was selected from hundred of candidates to read a poem that she wrote for her infant daughter, Matafele Peinem.
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Chrystèle Bossu-Ragis has been a radio reporter, editor and newscaster for 15 years in her native France for Virgin Radio, previously known as Europe 2. She has also worked as a Silicon Valley correspondent for Europe 1.