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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 November 13
David Suzuki | Reimagining and acting to create a better world can be a deeply positive experience. In the act of coming together, we can rewire the status quo so that taking care of each other becomes the norm.
Blog - David Suzuki November 6
Solar power lighting on road by Hatta Dam, United Arab Emirates. Image: JSPhotography2016/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | The International Energy Agency says energy efficiency alone could provide more than 40 per cent of the emissions reductions needed by 2040 to meet Paris Agreement targets.
Blog - David Suzuki October 30
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David Suzuki | A group of youth activists decided marching isn't enough. The 15 youth, ranging in age from seven to 19, are taking the federal government to court. Forget settlements, their goal is climate action.
Blog - David Suzuki October 22
Image: Peter Blanchard/Flickr
David Suzuki | We need all political representatives to cast aside their differences and work together to solve this challenge. An election is just the start.
Blog - David Suzuki October 16
Greta Thunberg speaks at Fridays for Future protest in Berlin in July 2019. Image: Leonhard Lenz/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don't need awards. They need grown-ups to take them seriously and heed the scientific evidence about global warming.
Blog - David Suzuki October 9
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David Suzuki | We should all examine the roster of candidates and parties where we live, compare their environmental platforms and records, and ask local contenders about their climate commitments.
Blog - David Suzuki October 2
David Suzuki | Three of the most serious impacts of climate breakdown on the ocean -- acidification, heating, and deoxygenation -- have been present in every mass extinction in Earth's history. Why aren't we acting?
Blog - David Suzuki September 25
Image: Global Climate Strike
David Suzuki | Unequal privilege keeps the door open to those with influence -- from the Koch brothers to Big Oil -- who continue to manufacture distrust of climate science and meaningful solutions.
Blog - David Suzuki September 18
Image: Gary Knight/Flickr
David Suzuki | We must do everything in our power to ensure that future generations have a livable future, with clean air, drinkable water, healthy food, biodiverse life and a stable climate.
Blog - David Suzuki September 11
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David Suzuki | All living things depend on a stable climate and functioning ecosystems. As daunting as the climate and biodiversity crises are, we can't look away. We must face them and change course.
Blog - David Suzuki September 4
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David Suzuki | To profit as much as possible from fossil fuels before markets fall under the weight of climate chaos and better alternatives, industry and its allies say fracked gas is a climate solution. It's not.
Blog - David Suzuki August 28
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David Suzuki | I'm not seeing much evidence that adults are any better at making political decisions than young people. So many grown-ups are electing politicians who don't even accept climate science.
Blog - David Suzuki August 21
Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Flickr
David Suzuki | Under current conservation practices, we breed endangered species in captivity, then release the captive-bred animals into the degraded habitats that failed to support the species in the first place.
Blog - David Suzuki August 14
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David Suzuki | The way we manage forests and grow, process and distribute food is contributing to climate disruption, but protecting and restoring natural landscapes will help absorb excess CO2.
Blog - David Suzuki August 7
Image: Dunk/Flickr
David Suzuki | Those who continue to spread doubt and confusion about climate science are starting to look even more ridiculous with their many conflicting, insubstantial arguments.
Blog - David Suzuki July 31
Photo: Sivanesan/Flickr
David Suzuki | There's room for discussion about the most effective ways to address the climate crisis, but ultimately we have to deploy every solution available and keep developing new ones.
Blog - David Suzuki July 24
David Suzuki | The massive volumes of plastic we throw away end up in landfills, waterways, and oceans, devastating wildlife and marine health. It breaks down into smaller particles that end up in the food web.
Blog - David Suzuki July 17
Photo: Wil C. Fry/Flickr
David Suzuki | If we accept the goal of a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, we have to start on it immediately and on an enormous scale. This must be the highest priority for every party.
Blog - David Suzuki July 10
Photo Credit: Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight
David Suzuki | A review of more than 1,500 scientific studies concluded that fracking contaminates air and water with chemicals that can cause serious health problems, including cancer, asthma and birth defects.
Blog - David Suzuki July 3
Image: Fabrice Florin/Flickr
David Suzuki | If we understand the problem and its urgency -- and mountains of scientific evidence amassed from around the world over decades confirms we do -- and we have solutions, why are we so slow to act?
Blog - David Suzuki June 25
David Suzuki | With greater worldwide demand for responsibly obtained and produced products, companies can reap marketplace rewards for responsible practices and avoid boycotts and legal challenges.
Blog - David Suzuki June 18
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David Suzuki | We have little time to get emissions under control before we lock in so much CO2 and other greenhouse gases that temperatures will rise to catastrophic levels. Even the oil companies know this.
Blog - David Suzuki June 12
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David Suzuki | Education, family planning and women's rights are important for many reasons, but many forces worldwide, especially religious, have prevented women from being treated equally and with respect.
Blog - David Suzuki June 5
David Suzuki | The push for greater ocean protection marks a growing shift in our perception of the seas, from a resource storehouse and dumping ground for wastes to a source of life.
Blog - David Suzuki May 29
Image: Philip Bump/Flickr
David Suzuki | Many new and some mainstream media outlets in Canada and elsewhere are stepping up to fill the void in reporting on issues critical to our well-being and survival, but they often lack resources.
Blog - David Suzuki May 22
Image: Melbourne Water/Flickr
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
Photo: Alexander Savin/Flickr
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
Image: Olivier Mabelly/Flickr
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.

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