Jason Momoa: Powerful Climate Speech

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Jason Momoa: Powerful Climate Speech

Learn English with Jason Momoa. Jason Momoa delivered an impassioned speech about climate change to the United Nations. The Aquaman star addressed a high-level meeting concerning Small Island Developing States at the UN’s headquarters in New York. The Hawaiian-born actor explained that he was standing before the meeting as a “singular representative of all island nations”. Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor. He is widely known for portraying Arthur Curry / Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Aquaman. In this speech, he also quotes: “We must work together as a global community to best steer our canoe in the right direction, the direction of the healthy and abundant future on earth that we call home.” – Watch with big English subtitles.

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Jason Momoa Quote: We need the earth to survive. But make no mistake, the Earth doesn't need us.

“We need the earth to survive. But make no mistake, the Earth doesn’t need us.” Jason Momoa


“Aloha, your excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. Today, I stand before you as a singular representative of all Island nations. I’m honored to represent those who continue to fight as stewards of this planet. As a native Hawaiian, born to a mother from Iowa, I have seen how one place can be oblivious to another. The issues facing an Island can feel so far removed from that place that is landlocked in the middle of our country.

However, with a foothold in two worlds, I quickly began to see how a problem for one will soon become a problem for all. As a human family, through innovation and creativity, we have elevated ourselves and perceivably stand as the most powerful beings on earth. Yet our ego, our fear, and our relentless drive for profits have made us the only species willing to force this harmony with the natural balance of our world. We are the living consequence of forgotten traditions. We suffer collective amnesia of a truth that was once understood, the truth that to cause irreversible damage to the earth is to bring the same into ourselves.

We, the Island nations, and all coastal communities are the frontlines in this environmental crisis. The oceans are in a state of 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. We are a disease that is infecting our planet. From the atmosphere to the abyssal zone, we are polluted.

It is a known fact that the great garbage patch floating in the Pacific is larger than the country of France. Even at the depths of the Mariana trench, we are discovering nano plastics. And shockingly, there are more plastic particles in the ocean than the stars in the Milky Way. It is shameful. Yet the greatest threat to small island developing states is the fact that entire islands are drowning into the sea due to the enormous volume of emissions generated by the first world countries.

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