We are not drowning, we are fighting.
This was the key message when organisers across 14 Pacific Island nations came together at prominent locations on their islands to perform their unique war challenges, songs, and dances to tell the world that the time for climate action was now.
The 350.org Pacific Warrior Day of Action took place yesterday with the single, unified message from Pacific Island communities.
The Warrior Day of Action kick-started the Pacific Islands "100per cent Possible to be Heard" campaign which was launched at the conclusion of the Power Shift NZ-Pacific climate summit in Auckland, New Zealand in December 2012.
350 Pacific spokesman Mikaele Maiava said Pacific Islands could not be perceived as vulnerable victims to this global crisis of climate change but as fighting warriors.
Across the Pacific Islands, momentum grew for this "first-of-its-kind" day of action which showcased the unique warrior spirit of island communities.
350 Pacific's youthful local organisers planned massive actions, targeting grassroots people to the Heads of States involved with their Day of Action.
Countries involved in the Warrior Day of Action were Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu and Kiribati.
350 Pacific is a youth-led climate change volunteer network in the Pacific.
The campaign was the Pacific's chance to lead by example and push global carbon emitters to be accountable for their actions and take responsibility of the damage they are doing to the climate and Pacific communities.