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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 August 21
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

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