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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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.”

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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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