David Suzuki

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

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Those who stand in the way of protecting people and countless other species from the worst consequences of climate disruption, especially those with the power to do something, are committing crimes against humanity. They aren’t fit to lead. (Photo: The White House via Flickr) Views
Friday, December 07, 2018
Politicians Who Deny Reality Aren’t Fit to Lead
So, what was the U.S. president’s reaction to a U.S. scientific report compiled by more than 300 scientists and endorsed by a dozen different agencies, including NASA, NOAA and the defence department, that warned climate change poses a dire threat to the American economy, way of life and human...
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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Hot Enough for You?
If you follow climate news (and you should), you’ve likely heard of the global warming “hiatus.” In attempts to keep the world hooked on diminishing reserves of polluting fossil fuels, climate science deniers seized on that phenomenon to claim the warming they once argued didn’t exist stopped...
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David Suzuki engages in a lively discussion at a recent David Suzuki Fellowships event in Toronto. The program helps the next generation of leaders tackle complex environmental problems. (Photo: Robert Elliott) Views
Friday, May 04, 2018
Cutting Through Polluted Public Discourse
“We’re not going to get off fossil fuels overnight!” How many times have you heard that? Over the decades I’ve been hearing it, we’ve increased exploration and development, continued to build infrastructure that locks us in to fossil fuels for years to come, increased greenhouse gas emissions and...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Nature Offers Solutions to Water Woes and Flood Risks
When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defense, transportation, flood control, drinking water and food. After the Spaniards...
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Friday, August 25, 2017
When Times Get Dark, We Must Shine Brighter
Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it's time to rise and shine. To resolve the crises humanity faces, good people must come together. It's one lesson from Charlottesville, Virginia . It...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
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
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
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
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 01, 2016
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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