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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.

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09/30/2019 7:58 PM

868 comments

  • Greg V.
    02/27/2020 17:33

    Come to New Jersey and tell me climate change isn’t real. We basically haven’t had a winter

  • Ed A.
    02/27/2020 08:29

    What’s with the illuminati hand signal at the end.? The jokes on us.

  • Matt B.
    02/05/2020 21:58

    What a dumb cause with no evidence ! How about priorities first- LIKE THE HOMELESS - well start with that first ok!

  • Dionne D.
    02/01/2020 20:20

    This is very important to our future

  • Que F.
    02/01/2020 14:24

    Beautiful analogies to get the message across

  • Gary U.
    01/31/2020 12:49

    Get God Jason

  • Larry W.
    01/31/2020 02:26

    I hope Aquaman drowns

  • Chuck W.
    01/31/2020 01:30

    I bet he hopped on his private jet

  • Robert D.
    01/30/2020 22:44

    The people that are worried about the climate, i have a question for you.... Did all of you stop driving your cars that is causing this problem too? If your answer is no when why not?

  • Mona C.
    01/30/2020 21:43

    A true Citizen of the Earth.

  • Slip M.
    01/30/2020 20:12

    well start with those islands cleaning up their pollution

  • Greg P.
    01/29/2020 22:20

    Make fun of him..

  • JeffandKristin B.
    01/29/2020 05:03

    Lying satanist.

  • Jon H.
    01/29/2020 01:54

    Your goofy

  • Daryl G.
    01/28/2020 23:19

    Another Jet flying hypocrite that travels all over preaching about climate change, the world won't be destroyed by climate it won't be destroyed by man, the world will seas as we know it when God comes and puts his foot down and that is in the not to far future

  • Ray M.
    01/28/2020 21:36

    Fake news

  • Jimmey L.
    01/28/2020 21:24

    Go to china and preach

  • Branon S.
    01/28/2020 17:56

    Stick to acting please

  • Anna M.
    01/28/2020 01:22

    Hollywood types fly all over the world frequently many times in private jets.

  • Cheryl A.
    01/27/2020 18:22

    Oh man easy on the eyes!! And has a mind!!

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