David Suzuki

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

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 9:30am
We Can Learn So Much From Nature
If you fly over a forest and look down, you'll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun's beneficence!...
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Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 12:30pm
Tread Lightly to Lift the Weight of the World
How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That's how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England's University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all...
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 2:00pm
The Planet's Most Dangerous Predator Is Us
Humans are the world's top predator. The way we fulfill this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predator control. The latter is the process governments use to kill carnivores like wolves , coyotes and cougars to stop them from hunting threatened species...
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Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 1:45pm
How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change
Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity while starvation is rampant elsewhere shows part of the problem revolves around distribution and social equity. But agricultural methods pose some of...
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 12:15pm
Cleaning Up Mercury a Must in Grassy Narrows
Biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in 1962. The book — about widespread agricultural pesticide use and how toxic chemicals like DDT were threatening insects, birds and other wildlife — garnered widespread acclaim and is heralded as a catalyst for the modern environmental movement...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 10:15am
If Paris Changed Everything, Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?
With the December Paris climate agreement , leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and, because the world has continued to increase fossil fuel use, the need to curb and reduce emissions is urgent. In light of this, I don...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
Healing Humanity's Grief In The Face Of Climate Change
The tragedy we’re witnessing in so many places around the world is heartbreaking. Responses on the ground and in the media to events in Paris, Beirut, Syria, and elsewhere have ranged from inspiring to chilling. Too often, people express fear and distress as anger, suspicion, and scapegoating. For...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:00am
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another
This text is an abridged version of a declaration launched in Toronto on Tuesday and first published in the Globe and Mail. The writing of The Leap Manifesto was initiated in the spring of 2015 at a two-day meeting in Toronto attended by representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
Deniers Are All Over the Map; Climate Realists All Over the World
A little over a year ago, I wrote about a Heartland Institute conference in Las Vegas where climate change deniers engaged in a failed attempt to poke holes in the massive body of scientific evidence for human-caused climate change. I quoted Bloomberg News : “Heartland's strategy seemed to be to...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:15am
Canada’s Carbon Moment Has Arrived
As Canadians prepare to vote in an upcoming federal election, it’s time to reassess the country’s economic prospects, once touted as the strong suit of Stephen Harper’s government. For almost a decade, Canadians have been told massive expansion of Alberta’s oil sands would be the engine of economic...
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