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Apr 3, 2018
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Audit exposes Canadian climate failures

David Suzuki
Despite hopeful rhetoric leading to the 2015 Paris climate summit, neither the federal nor provincial governments are doing enough to indicate they even understand the severity of the climate crisis.
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Mar 27, 2018
Chris Jordan’s (US) work “Gyre” depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world‘s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in his image was collected from the Pacific Ocean. Image: Ars Electronica/Flickr

We're drowning in seas of plastic

David Suzuki
New research concludes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times larger than previously estimated, with 79,000 tonnes of plastic churning through 1.6 million square kilometres of the North Pacific.
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Mar 20, 2018
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SUVs and trucks nullify car efficiency gains

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Transportation accounts for about 14 per cent of global emissions and is now the largest source of CO2 emissions in the U.S., mostly from cars and trucks.
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Mar 13, 2018
Cape Town, South Africa. Image: Bobby Bradley/Flickr

Lessons from Cape Town's water crisis

David Suzuki
World Water Day on March 22 reminds us that as the human population continues to grow, putting greater demand on all resources, and as climate change exacerbates drought, we can't be complacent.
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Feb 27, 2018

Climate science deniers' credibility tested

David Suzuki
Skepticism and rational debate are healthy. Logical fallacies, misinformation and lies designed to support destructive industries by duping the gullible and muddying the waters are unconscionable.
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Feb 20, 2018
Rally outside U.S. Congress to oppose EPA head Scot Pruitt. Image: Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons

We can't close our eyes to climate change

David Suzuki
Extracting, processing, selling and transporting polluting, climate-altering fossil fuels isn't the best way to ensure economic prosperity.
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Feb 6, 2018
Mushrooms. Image: Stu's Images/Wikimedia Commons

Save the planet; eat an insect

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Could the same six-legged creatures that form the backbone of ecosystem services also help minimize humanity's environmental footprint? Could insects revolutionize the way we eat and produce food?
Blog
Jan 30, 2018
Orca whale. Image: Gail Hampshire/Wikimedia Commons

Emergency order aims to protect resident orcas

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West Coast conservation groups, including the David Suzuki Foundation, are calling for an emergency order to protect Canada’s most endangered marine mammal: southern resident orcas, or killer whales.
Blog
Dec 12, 2017
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Shine a light during dark times

David Suzuki
It's no time to be complacent. We must show that we shine brighter. Knowledge, kindness and solidarity can overcome ignorance and fear.
Blog
Dec 5, 2017
Photo: Ryan L. C. Quan/Wikimedia Commons

Don't blame God or nature. We're the culprits

David Suzuki
If we're the cause of the problems, then we must stop blaming "nature" or "God." We have to take responsibility and tackle them with the urgency they require.
Blog
Nov 21, 2017
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Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

David Suzuki
Each of us has a responsibility to change the way we live to minimize our carbon footprint, but we need the folks we elect to step up and restore our confidence.
Blog
Nov 14, 2017
Photo: Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada/Flickr

Site C exposes economic folly of flooding farmland

David Suzuki
A long-held belief that big hydro projects are the most economically sustainable energy options is fast losing support as renewable energy costs plummet and projects multiply worldwide.
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Nov 7, 2017
European Space Scientists View the NASA Data Visualizations. Photo: U.S. Department of State

U.S. climate report leaves little room for doubt

David Suzuki
It's hard to imagine anyone could read this report, or read about it, and not be convinced we have an urgent problem and failing to put everything we can into resolving it puts our survival at risk!

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