David Suzuki

David Suzuki is a well-known Canadian scientist, broadcaster and environmental activist.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 9:25am
Healthy Kids Need Time in Nature
Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. The problem is that the path doesn’t lead them into nature.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013 - 9:03am
The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change
The Arctic may seem like a distant place, just as the most extreme consequences of our wasteful use of fossil fuels may appear to be in some distant future. Both are closer than most of us realize.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:50am
It’s Time to Stop Spinning Our Wheels on Climate Change
In 1988, hundreds of scientists and policy-makers met in Toronto for a major international conference on climate change.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:49am
Canadian Government Continues to Choose Dirty Energy Over Democracy
Why, when so many people oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project , would government and industry resort to such extreme measures to push it through?
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Friday, August 17, 2012 - 10:00am
How Environmental Destruction Causes Illnesses and Diseases
Preventing illness is the best way to get health-care costs down. So why aren’t governments doing more to protect the environment? We’ve long known that environmental factors contribute to disease, especially contamination of air, water, and soil. Scientists are now learning the connection is...
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 7:37am
Renewable Energy, Not Carbon Capture and Storage
What can we do with wastes from our industrial pursuits—from fossil fuel extraction, agriculture, chemical, and pharmaceutical manufacturing? We’ve been spewing lots of it into the air, but that isn’t a good plan. Carbon dioxide, ozone, mercury, and other emissions harm human health and contribute to global warming and holes in the ozone layer. We’ve dumped it into the oceans. But that compromises marine life that billions of people rely on for food.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:18am
Environmentalism Has Failed: On Adopting a Biocentric Viewpoint
Environmentalism has failed. Over the past 50 years, environmentalists have succeeded in raising awareness, changing logging practices, stopping mega-dams and offshore drilling, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But we were so focused on battling opponents and seeking public support that we failed to realize these battles reflect fundamentally different ways of seeing our place in the world.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:11am
What’s So Radical About Caring for the Earth and Opposing Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline?
Caring about the air, water, and land that give us life. Exploring ways to ensure Canada’s natural resources serve the national interest. Knowing that sacrificing our environment to a corporate-controlled economy is suicide. If those qualities make us radicals, as federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver recently claimed in an open letter, then I and many others will wear the label proudly.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:30am
Occupy Movement Demands Fresh Thinking -- For Our Grandchildren
The laws of physics tell us we can't build a rocket that will travel faster than the speed of light, that gravity governs objects on Earth, and that perpetual motion machines are not possible. In chemistry, diffusion constants, reaction rates, and atomic properties set the limits of chemical reactions and types of molecules that can be synthesized. Biology dictates our absolute need for clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean energy, and biodiversity for our survival and health.
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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:14am
Occupy Wall Street Reflects Increasing Frustration
I'm not the only one unhappy with economic systems based on constant growth and endlessly increasing exploitation of finite resources — systems that concentrate wealth in the hands of a few while so many people struggle.
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