Portraits of Resilience

Marshall Islands Shout Out

In the Marshall Islands there are a lot of things happening. Because of global warming and the changing climate we are facing a lot of problems like the sea level rising, high waves, typhoons, dusty air, and the sun is even hotter the before. The airport link is now swept away by high tides, lines of coconut palms have toppled into the sea, the islands are getting salty. Plants, fruits and trees are dying. All we know are these kinds of trees, plants and fruits. They are our food and medicine, which are part of our culture, tradition and way of life.

In the Marshall Islands there are a lot of things happening. Because of global warming and the changing climate we are facing a lot of problems like the sea level rising, high waves, typhoons, dusty air, and the sun is even hotter the before. The airport link is now swept away by high tides, lines of coconut palms have toppled into the sea, the islands are getting salty. Plants, fruits and trees are dying. All we know are these kinds of trees, plants and fruits. They are our food and medicine, which are part of our culture, tradition and way of life.
 
Today we are building higher seawalls and bigger roads.
 
We, the Marshallese people, would like to shout out, all over the world, that this is the way our lives today have changed in the 
Marshall Islands.
 
- Jenrok Joel