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David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 26 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.

Blog - David Suzuki May 22
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David Suzuki | Politicians often justify their undying support for the fossil fuel industry by claiming they're looking out for jobs and the economy -- but those claims simply don't hold up.
Blog - David Suzuki May 15
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David Suzuki | The world's leading scientists are warning that human behaviour is destroying the biodiversity on which human and other life depends at a terrifyingly rapid rate.
Blog - David Suzuki May 8
David Suzuki | Although Canada isn't embracing the full policy package needed for significant behavioural change, we're making progress, with commitments to reach 100 per cent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2040.
Blog - David Suzuki May 1
Greta Thunberg at European Parliament. Image: European Parliament/Flickr
David Suzuki | Some federal and provincial political leaders continue to downplay or deny the reality and severity of climate disruption, loudly opposing proven measures to address it.
Blog - David Suzuki April 24
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David Suzuki | Young people are calling on adults for real action to preserve their future. Surely that merits as profound and intense a response as the French have had to the Notre Dame fire.
Blog - David Suzuki April 18
David Suzuki | Many wildlife populations in Canada are in peril. Politicians will look to the public to gauge the extent to which we consider wildlife loss a crisis.
Blog - David Suzuki April 10
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David Suzuki | A report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, "Canada's Changing Climate Report," warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate.
Blog - David Suzuki April 3
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David Suzuki | Much of the report details the lack of data or information on everything from water use and impacts on ground and surface water to methane emissions and contamination from radioactive materials.
Blog - David Suzuki March 27
David Suzuki | Children, inspired by Greta Thunberg, are telling adults their future is at stake. Those who believe short-term economic gain is more important than protecting the biosphere are betraying them.
Blog - David Suzuki March 20
David Suzuki | Our rapid shift away from rural life has disturbed habitats and food supplies for bees, but new research says cities could hold the key to their survival.
Blog - David Suzuki March 13
David Suzuki | In fighting to protect the land and water and exert traditional values and priorities, the Unist'ot'en pipeline opposition is at the forefront of a fight for all people in Canada.
Blog - David Suzuki March 6
David Suzuki | As a major Quebec-based employer with its hand in some of the country's largest infrastructure projects, SNC-Lavalin is seen by provincial and federal governments as too important to fail.
Blog - David Suzuki February 27
David Suzuki | If we continue to elevate only voices of those who have traditionally held power, we won’t likely discover meaningful solutions to the problems we collectively face.
Blog - David Suzuki February 20
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David Suzuki | When the bottom of the food chain is endangered, so too is everything up the chain -- including people. Insect declines threaten birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and plants.
Blog - David Suzuki February 13
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David Suzuki | While governments support the fossil fuel industry with subsidies, incentives and propaganda, young people must consider what kind of world they'll inherit from their short-sighted elders.
Blog - David Suzuki February 6
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David Suzuki | While parts of North America are experiencing record cold, places like Australia are seeing record-breaking heat. Globally, the past four years have been the hottest on record.
Blog - David Suzuki January 30
David Suzuki | Reducing meat consumption offers environmental benefits regarding air, land and water protection, and it's good for individual health, not to mention the pocketbook!
Blog - David Suzuki January 23
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David Suzuki | There's no real discount on Canadian product, nor are other countries clamouring for our bitumen. The lower price is because it’s costly to extract and process, and must be diluted before shipping.
Blog - David Suzuki January 16
Unist'ot'en Camp building with banner. Photo: Unist'ot'en Camp/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Expanding oilsands production, offshore drilling, fracked natural gas and pipelines keep us on a path detrimental to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and to the future of all people.
Blog - David Suzuki January 8
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David Suzuki | There's little evidence that governments are treating the climate emergency as seriously as is warranted, preferring to focus on short-term economic gains and election cycles instead.
Blog - David Suzuki December 11
David Suzuki | WHO and Lancet reports conclude that health gains from meeting Paris Agreement commitments would more than make up for the financial costs of global efforts to achieve those goals.
Blog - David Suzuki December 5
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David Suzuki | Those who stand in the way of protecting people and other species from the consequences of climate change, especially those with the power to do something, are committing crimes against humanity.
Blog - David Suzuki November 28
J.D. Irving smoke stacks in Saint John, New Brunswick. Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Knowingly putting humanity -- and countless other species -- at risk for the sake of profit is an intergenerational crime against humanity, but it's unlikely any perpetrators will face justice.
Blog - David Suzuki November 20
David Suzuki | Lack of science literacy is a problem in journalism and society in general. Science is a useful tool, but it’s not perfect. With the ocean study, the method worked as it should.
Blog - David Suzuki November 13
David Suzuki | Rising populist politics are weaponizing climate action as a wedge issue for political advantage -- with tragic implications. How can we reverse this?
Blog - David Suzuki November 6
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David Suzuki | If we want orcas and other species to survive, we should look in the mirror and change our own behaviour.
Blog - David Suzuki October 30
David Suzuki | It's refreshing to see a major economics prize recognizing work on climate change and policies that will enable the transition to an economy powered by zero-carbon energy sources.
Blog - David Suzuki October 23
David Suzuki | Politicians have decided short-term economic gain and positive election prospects are more important than ensuring that we and our children and grandchildren will have a viable future.
Blog - David Suzuki October 16
David Suzuki | Listening to these politicians could lead people to think global warming isn't an urgent challenge or that the science and its well-known, already observable effects are up for debate.
Blog - David Suzuki October 9
Caribou. Image: Andrew E Russell/Flickr
David Suzuki | We need to be clear that if we let a species go, it's because we're choosing other values over its survival.

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