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Jason Momoa Calls On World Leaders For Global Unity To Address Global Crisis

"Small island nations are suffering the most from this disaster, but they are just the beginning, and we are at the critical tipping point that could lead to the death of our planet."
28 Sep 2019 10:32
Jason Momoa Calls On World Leaders For Global Unity To Address Global Crisis
The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Jason Momoa at UN headquarters New York yesterday.

The Aquaman star, Jason Momoa, 40 addressed the United Nations on behalf of Hawaii and the other small nations for the first time in New York yesterday.

Momoa made a direct and sobering pleas for delegates to take a stand to save the planet.

The actor largely placed the blame on the emissions and corporate greed of first world countries while running through a depressing list of the Earth’s current issues.

Some of the issues he pointed out in his speech were rising sea levels, vanishing ecosystems, devastating plastic pollution

In his speech, the ocean activist described his background has shown him how different places can be “oblivious to another”. But we are all hurting each other by abusing the environment, he highlighted.

“We can’t wait any longer, the time to address climate crisis is now, and I’m calling on all leaders to quit half-assessing it and go all in,” the Aquaman actor said.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that he could not think of a better ally than ‘Aquaman’ himself to secure a sustainable future for small states in this climate crisis urgency.

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Jason Momoa sharing small islands insights at UN headquarters.

The Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Jason Momoa sharing small islands insights at UN headquarters.

“Vinaka to my Pacific brother, Jason Momoa for putting his passion for our people and his tremendous platform to use to fight for the interests of every island citizen,” Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama posted on his Facebook.

“You’re always welcome to Fiji!”

The 40-year-old actor closed his speech at the UN headquarters by yelling ‘Kū Kiaʻi Mauna,’ while simultaneously putting up a triangle hand gesture.

Jason Momoa on Instagram: “For those who couldn’t watch it live, watch me fumble through my very honest and direct speech. No BS. Nothing sugar coated, just…”

154.1k Likes, 3,271 Comments – Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Instagram: “For those who couldn’t watch it live, watch me fumble through my very honest and direct speech….”

The triangle symbolises the support of the Hawaiians to stop the 30m telescope on Mauna Kea, the island’s tallest mountain.

That was a life changing moment, a true honor to represent island nations at the UN. It takes an amazing team and support system to pull off something like this. I am deeply grateful to my wife and children, my mother @lonelywhale @duneives @realdealmada @paakai97 @maluhiakinimaka @UnitedNations @UN_PGA #kukiaimauna #SAMOAPathway #SIDSSummit. Aloha j #purpsonpurpslookgood #wegotsomethingtosay #nomorehalf-assing #3kanakasandaMADA

340.8k Likes, 2,225 Comments – Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Instagram: “That was a life changing moment, a true honor to represent island nations at the UN. It takes an…”

“Small island nations are suffering the most from this disaster, but they are just the beginning, and  we are at the critical tipping point that could lead to the death of our planet,” the actor said with passion.

Momoa continued by calling on leaders to honour the Paris Agreement and demanding global unity for a global crisis to begin righting the wrongs we’ve committed for our children.

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