Jason Momoa Addresses the U.N. on the Climate Crisis

Actor and native Hawaiian Jason Momoa delivered a passionate plea to the United Nations about the climate crisis — and how island nations are bearing the brunt of the damage.

The Iowan born actor delivers again

Speaking on behalf of island nations actor and native Hawaiian Jason Momoa delivered a searing speech on climate change to the U.N. Momoa isn’t a celebrity fad-jumper. He studied marine biology at Des Moines Area Community College and then went on to major in wildlife biology at Colorado State, athough he didn’t graduate. In August, he joined hundreds of protesters in Hawaii to rally against the proposed construction of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope at the top of Mauna Kea, the island’s tallest mountain, and which is considered sacred by some native Hawaiians.

He joked that he’d have to quit Aquaman 2, if he “got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land.” Momoa has always been motivated to show off his native pride. At the Aquaman premiere in 2018, he performed the haka to everyone’s delight. Momoa, who was born in Honolulu and grew up in Norwalk, talked in front of the UN's Small Islands Event, telling world leaders that they were failing at staving off climate change. He pointed the finger at humanity itself as "a disease that is infecting our planet." During his six-minute speech, Momoa called out politicians and corporations for being greed that has a long-term effect on the planet's well-being. Momoa said he was ashamed of world leaders who have yet to accept the Paris agreement.

The 2015 non-binding treaty aims to slow the rise of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, blamed for putting Earth on a dangerous warming path. The deal sets a target of limiting global warming by 2100 to “well below” 3.6 degrees F, as compared to pre-industrial levels. It calls for spending on adaptation and mitigation, with a focus on supporting less-developed countries and countries at or near sea level. Momoa has called out powerful elected officials as well others before and will continue to do so.


09/30/2019 7:58 PM


  • Jon B.
    11/10/2019 05:05

    Shut up you self righteous wanker!!!

  • Carrie W.
    10/23/2019 13:24

    dobrze gada 🤘🏻😝

  • Sergio I.
    10/23/2019 13:01

    Shut the fuck up !!!

  • Steven J.
    10/21/2019 11:14


  • Louise L.
    10/14/2019 20:07

    Thank you🎇🍀

  • Jody R.
    10/14/2019 17:56

    Bless you and all that stands with you.We have to give are children a chance. Please save a plant for are children and all children its not to late

  • Nicholas K.
    10/14/2019 03:39

    I am tired of these celebrities speaking out like their self righteous if you have a problem with what the climate is doing making a stupid speech donating money or complaining about governments need to do more man get off your ass go clean a river clean the forest clean the ocean do something making your stupid speeches and donating money to faults hope you can't make other people do things but you can do things yourself so get up off your couch and start acting

  • Anna M.
    10/11/2019 22:35


  • Raymond R.
    10/11/2019 00:32


  • Todd R.
    10/10/2019 21:35

    What a sellout

  • Himanshu S.
    10/10/2019 21:28

    He is from where Tulsi Gabbard is !

  • Irene F.
    10/10/2019 20:27

    There is no such thing as climate change and global warming.

  • John D.
    10/10/2019 17:51

    Wake up Dummies. You can not control the weather..............Dammmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Brian Z.
    10/10/2019 11:50

    Clean up your own islands and your liberal biased policies

  • William B.
    10/10/2019 09:05

    I Agree, Aloha .😎👍

  • Adi W.
    10/10/2019 08:36

    There is no climate crisis folks!

  • Ati B.
    10/10/2019 03:44

    Yes, they will chase profits. The rule makers don't give a shit. They already have a Greta voodoo doll made.

  • Sonny W.
    10/10/2019 03:43


  • Debbie D.
    10/10/2019 02:45

    We only have 12 years give it up!

  • Hans K.
    10/10/2019 02:10

    Cool. Talk to China and India. Oh, wait, they aren't going to sacrifice their upward economic movement because some actor wants his little island not to lose some coastline.

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