The United Nations Climate Change Summit

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Lesley Arnold

Many grade levels of Oak Meadow students have science lesson assignments that speak to global warming. Listen now to the powerful words that were spoken in poetry form by poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner at the United Nations Climate Change Summit on September 23, 2014 in New York City, NY. Her poem is amazing and beautifully spoken. Listen here:

http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/2014/09/watch-marshallese-poet-kathy-jetnil-kijiner-speaking-climate-summit/

“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the Climate Summit to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.” From the UN Climate Change Summit website.

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