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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
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23 comments

  • Cody B.
    09/30/2019 20:02

    Shouldn't those islands be underwater by now anyways 🤷

  • Brut
    09/30/2019 20:07

    Jason Momoa shaved — and the Game of Thrones and Aquaman star used the moment to draw attention to something he hates.

  • Maynard G.
    09/30/2019 20:07

    The earth was created by God for man, you ignorant schmuck!

  • Mickey C.
    09/30/2019 20:14

    Propaganda!

  • Paul R.
    09/30/2019 20:16

    Recruiting nonsense for a new tax

  • Julius V.
    09/30/2019 20:23

    ❤️

  • Cindy F.
    09/30/2019 21:50

    Haaaaandsome Haaaaarrrrrry

  • Shawn P.
    09/30/2019 22:12

    I wonder if he took a private jet to get there?

  • Barb D.
    09/30/2019 22:14

    Blah, Blah, Blah!!!!!!!

  • Kosova F.
    09/30/2019 22:39

    If anyone know the effects of pollution, it’s Aqua man

  • Marding M.
    09/30/2019 22:40

    George soros?😆

  • Nevin S.
    09/30/2019 22:41

    A woke pansy from pedowood

  • Joe F.
    09/30/2019 23:05

    People hear climate change and automatically think “fear mongering” simpletons 😂😂😂

  • John R.
    09/30/2019 23:56

    Someone should tell him the islands have increased in size.

  • Eric T.
    09/30/2019 23:57

    So basically he wants to stay in Hollywood making movies. Can’t blame him I guess.

  • Hill-Wilson C.
    10/01/2019 01:18

    Jealous men lol

  • Putra R.
    10/01/2019 02:31

    the environment lovers community is busy talking about our global climate crisis Indonesia has part of its forest area destroyed. let's start respecting nature. regards

  • Donald B.
    10/01/2019 05:31

    Science guy gives A speech.??????

  • Jaime G.
    10/01/2019 08:27

    Calm down water boy, look up on google now we have an ice age coming. Scientists keep lying don’t go panicking they want you to😂

  • Michelle O.
    10/01/2019 08:43

    Smh there is no climate crisis