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Aquaman Momoa Backs Our PM

“The Aquaman came on our invite to speak on oceans in this morning’s (yesterday) session, which Fiji co-hosted,” Mr Bainimarama said.
29 Sep 2019 13:08
Aquaman Momoa Backs Our PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Jason Momoa during the high-level meeting to review progress made in addressing the priorities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway in New York.. Photo: PM’s Office

Aquaman Hollywood movie star Jason Momoa accepted a Fijian invitation to speak on oceans and climate change at the United Nations in New York yesterday.

He lived up to expectation according to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

“The Aquaman came on our invite to speak on oceans in this morning’s (Friday) session, which Fiji co-hosted,” Mr Bainimarama said.

Mr Momoa sat with Mr Bainimarama and the Fijian delegation.

He captivated the audience with a stirring speech.

He said: “As a human family through innovation and creativity, we have elevated ourselves and perceivably stand as one of the powerful beings on Earth, yet our ego, our fear and our relentless drive for profits have made us the only species willing to forget this harmony with the natural balance of the world.”

He said: “We are the living consequences of forgotten traditions.

“We suffer a collective amnesia of a truth that was once understood, the truth that to cause irreversible damage to the earth is to bring the same onto ourselves.

“We, the islands nations and all coastal communities are the frontlines in this environmental crisis.

“The oceans are in a state of an emergency; entire marine ecosystems are vanishing with the warming of the seas and as the waste of the world empties into our waters, we face the devastating crisis of plastic pollution.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Aquaman Hollywood movie star Jason Momoa after the high-level meeting to review progress made in addressing the priorities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway in New York.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Aquaman Hollywood movie star Jason Momoa after the high-level meeting to review progress made in addressing the priorities
of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway in New York.

“We are a disease that is infecting our planet, from the atmosphere to the abyssal zone – we are polluted.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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