David Suzuki

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

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:45am
Young People Have the Power to Rally Others to Create Positive Change
When she was just 12 years old, my daughter Severn gave a speech at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She spoke with such conviction that delegates were moved to tears. It was one of my proudest moments as a father. More than 20 years later, Severn is the mother of two young...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Keen Observers of the Natural World' Wanted
Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their survival often depended on being able to tease apart nature’s complexity—where to find game and when to sow seeds, collect...
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 11:30am
Fighting Global Warming Will Improve Health of People Everywhere
What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can. “Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its...
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Personal attacks are common among deniers. Their lies are continually debunked, leaving them with no rational challenge to overwhelming scientific evidence that the world is warming and that humans are largely responsible. (Photo credit: Shutterstock via EcoWatch) Views
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:15am
Global Warming Deniers Become More Desperate By the Day
The Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas illustrates climate change deniers’ desperate confusion. As Bloomberg News noted , “Heartland’s strategy seemed to be to throw many theories at the wall and see what stuck.” A who’s who of fossil fuel industry...
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Greenpeace Canada campaigners protested Prime Minister Harper's energy policies with a mock oil spill in 2012. (Credit: flickr / Jeremy Christian / Greenpeace) Views
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 6:45am
Our Fight Against the Northern Gateway Pipeline Has Just Begun
Like more than two-thirds of British Columbians and 130 First Nations, I'm outraged that the federal government wants to proceed with the Enbridge Northern Gateway twinned pipeline. In approving it, the government is aggressively pushing an unwanted project on an unwilling public. I don't believe...
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:00am
Fossil Fuels' 'Easy Money' and the Need for a New Economic System
Energy giant Kinder Morgan was recently called insensitive for pointing out that “Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short- and long-term.” The company wants to triple its shipping capacity from the Alberta tar sands to Burnaby,...
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 7:30am
The Challenge of Sustaining Our Oceans
June 8 is World Oceans Day. It’s a fitting time to contemplate humanity’s evolving relationship with the source of all life. For much of human history, we’ve affected marine ecosystems primarily by what we’ve taken out of the seas. The challenge as we encounter warming temperatures and increasing...
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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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