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Jason Momoa Shames Humanity And Calls It A Disease At The UN Climate Summit, Now Some Say He Went Too Far
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Jason Momoa Shames Humanity And Calls It A Disease At The UN Climate Summit, Now Some Say He Went Too Far

Jason Momoa addressed the United Nations in a way that’s very reminiscent of the powerful Greta Thunberg speech. Momoa, who spoke at the Small Islands Event on September 27, said that the world leaders aren’t doing enough to fight off climate change. However, the Hawaii-born Aquaman actor didn’t blame just them; he made it clear that humanity as a whole is “a disease that is infecting our planet.”

Watch Jason Momoa give his powerful speech at the United Nations in the video below

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Image credits: United Nations

The 40-year-old actor was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but raised by his mother in Iowa. His unique past gave Momoa “a foothold in two worlds,” and enabled him “to see how a problem for one will soon become a problem for all.” The speech emphasized the damaging effects humanity exerts on the oceans the most. Momoa highlighted that the garbage patch floating in the Pacific Ocean has grown larger than France, adding that we’ve developed a “devastating crisis of plastic pollution.”

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

Image credits: United Nations

While Momoa and Thunberg’s messages were in sync, Jason’s tone was more a parental one. “We can no longer afford the luxury of half-assing [our movement toward a sustainable way of life], ” Momoa said, “as we willingly force ourselves beyond the threshold of no return.”

Later, the actor had this to say about his experience at the U.N.

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Many applauded his words

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Others, however, expressed a different opinion

So the discussion continued

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

It's just unbelievable how many people still don't seem to get the message that it's not the environment that is at stake, but it's the future of us and our children that's in grave danger. Where will you be when you have earned $3 billion dollars but you can't buy food or clean water and there's no clean air to breathe?

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

Perrie air from Spaceballs

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Clinton Yew
Community Member
2 years ago

Well if you consider the way how we gain benefit from earth resources and harming the earth, we human are indeed the parasitic disease.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

No we're not. We're people who were forced to become consumers for a system in which we have no choice but to play their game. I'm sick of major powers shirking their responsibility and making it the problem of the poorest . Maybe they shouldn't ignore, nay sanction, corruption. If they really wanted to make a difference, and this is just very small example, they ought to maintain sustainable practices in their industry which may or may not cost them more but will decrease their bottom line, but we're kidding ourselves if we think they're going to do that. That's not to say there isn't "good" companies. look at Interface flooring, absolute champs when it comes to the environment and employee treatment

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Jennifer Havill
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's a thought: instead of perpetrating fear mongering, throw your money behind projects like the two blokes from Australia who developed an ocean cleaning device that is doing this very thing right now. Support Sea Shepherds! Encourage your fan base to do the same, clean up our beaches, help other countries legislate against ocean dumping!

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
2 years ago

It's just unbelievable how many people still don't seem to get the message that it's not the environment that is at stake, but it's the future of us and our children that's in grave danger. Where will you be when you have earned $3 billion dollars but you can't buy food or clean water and there's no clean air to breathe?

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

Perrie air from Spaceballs

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Clinton Yew
Community Member
2 years ago

Well if you consider the way how we gain benefit from earth resources and harming the earth, we human are indeed the parasitic disease.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

No we're not. We're people who were forced to become consumers for a system in which we have no choice but to play their game. I'm sick of major powers shirking their responsibility and making it the problem of the poorest . Maybe they shouldn't ignore, nay sanction, corruption. If they really wanted to make a difference, and this is just very small example, they ought to maintain sustainable practices in their industry which may or may not cost them more but will decrease their bottom line, but we're kidding ourselves if we think they're going to do that. That's not to say there isn't "good" companies. look at Interface flooring, absolute champs when it comes to the environment and employee treatment

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Jennifer Havill
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's a thought: instead of perpetrating fear mongering, throw your money behind projects like the two blokes from Australia who developed an ocean cleaning device that is doing this very thing right now. Support Sea Shepherds! Encourage your fan base to do the same, clean up our beaches, help other countries legislate against ocean dumping!

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