David Suzuki

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

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7:32am
We Can’t Just Geoengineer Our Way Out of Climate Change
Because nature doesn’t always behave the same in a lab, test tube or computer program as it does in the real world, scientists and engineers have come up with ideas that didn’t turn out as expected.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:06am
Rail vs. Pipeline Is the Wrong Question
Debating the best way to do something we shouldn’t be doing in the first place is a sure way to end up in the wrong place. That’s what’s happening with the “rail versus pipeline” discussion.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:38am
Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Immune System
For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we’ve moved away from nature, we’ve seen a decline in other forms of life. Biodiversity is disappearing. The current rate of loss is perhaps as high as 10,000 times the natural rate.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:32am
Rail, Pipeline and Climate Disasters are Symptoms of Oily Addiction
Like smokers who put off quitting until their health starts to suffer, we’re learning what happens when bad habits catch up with us. We’re witnessing the terrible effects of fossil fuel addiction every day: frequent, intense storms and floods, extended droughts, rapidly melting Arctic ice, disappearing glaciers, deadly smog and pollution, contaminated waterways and destroyed habitats.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 9:24am
Working With Nature Can Protect Us from Floods
News of the devastating floods in Alberta hit Canadians hard. We’ve all been moved by extraordinary stories of first responders and neighbours stepping in to help and give selflessly at a time of great need. As people begin to pick up their lives, and talk turns to what Calgary and other communities can do to rebuild, safeguarding our irreplaceable, most precious flood-protection assets should be given top priority.
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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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