David Suzuki

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

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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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Friday, July 17, 2015 - 2:30pm
The Climate Crisis Is Starting to Create a Global Consciousness Shift
When an assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, no one called it the start of the First World War. That happened years later, after the implications, consequences and scale of the response could be assessed. It's often the way. That's why historians are important; they put...
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 9:15am
Welcome to an Extreme, Warming World
My hometown, Vancouver, is in a rainforest, so we celebrate sunny days. People I talk to are enjoying the recent warm, dry weather , but they invariably add, "This isn't normal" — especially with all the smoke from nearby forest fires. With no mountain snowpack and almost no spring rain, rivers,...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:45pm
Now Is the Time to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Energy
If nothing else, the G7 countries' recent agreement to end fossil fuel use for energy by 2100 signals a shift in the way we talk and think about global warming. Previous agreements were about reducing carbon emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. This takes matters a step further by envisioning...
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