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David Suzuki

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. He lives with his wife, Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.

Blog - David Suzuki May 26
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. (Image: NIAID/Flickr)
David Suzuki | The outbreak is showing us the cracks in our systems, the fault lines. If we begin to address them, we'll be in a better place to respond to the longer-term climate and biodiversity crises.
Blog - David Suzuki May 19
Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image: NIAID/Flickr
David Suzuki | We have a lot to learn still, but COVID-19 can teach us ways to address a crisis with many unknowns, whether it's a pandemic, a rapidly heating planet or accelerating biodiversity loss.
Blog - David Suzuki May 12
An Asian giant hornet, photographed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture on February 7, 2020. Image: Washington State Department of Agriculture/Flickr
David Suzuki | While the fear factor in the hornet story has drawn our attention to hornets and honeybees, most people don't know a honeybee, hornet or wasp from the more than 800 species of wild bees in Canada.
Blog - David Suzuki May 5
Wolves - Discovery Center in West Yellowstone in 2009. Image: Shawn Kinkade/Flickr
David Suzuki | Whether it's conservation or rewilding, we know that when we give nature a chance, it bounces back. Because we're part of nature and rely on everything it provides, that's to our benefit.
Blog - David Suzuki April 28
Image: Paul Lowry/Flickr
David Suzuki | Supporting workers in hard-hit occupations is necessary, but spending billions to prop up polluting industries that are no longer profitable and aren't likely to be soon is counterproductive.
Blog - David Suzuki April 21
Image: Kevin Gill/Flickr
David Suzuki | Let's not fall back into the trap of trying to solve the great problems of this world with only half a brain. That's what got us out of balance and into trouble in the first place. 
Blog - David Suzuki April 14
Image: Greg Tsai/Flickr
David Suzuki | As we're witnessing at this extraordinary moment in history, often what we feel matters most in our times of need is not aligned with the purpose we gave our economy before this crisis.
Blog - David Suzuki April 7
Image: Duncan McCaskill/Flickr
David Suzuki | Countries around the world committed to safeguarding 10 per cent of their ocean territories by this year, through marine protected areas and other means. Some have done better than others.
Blog - David Suzuki March 31
Image: Vinoth Chandar/Flickr
David Suzuki | We're facing a crisis trifecta: COVID-19, climate disruption and plunging oil prices. This is exposing flaws in the systems we've been relying on far beyond their best-before dates.
Blog - David Suzuki March 24
​Image: Photo by Alex Cosh
David Suzuki | Forests are beneficial for our physical and mental health. Numerous studies illustrate how much forest walks can do for heart and respiratory health, immune system function and lowering stress levels.
Blog - David Suzuki March 17
Image: Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Illnesses force idleness on people. So, too, the climate situation demands idleness from society. We must listen to the body in sickness; we must listen to the planet in crisis.
Blog - David Suzuki March 10
Image: Andrew G./Flickr
David Suzuki | In considering how to make systems more equitable and sustainable, one change underpins all others: a change in our relationship with nature.
Blog - David Suzuki March 3
Image: Climate and Health Alliance/Twitter
David Suzuki | Eunice Foote was a physicist, inventor and women's rights advocate. In 1856, she shared her paper, "Circumstances affecting the heat of the sun's rays," at the AAAS's annual meeting.
Blog - David Suzuki February 25
Image: Unist'ot'en Camp/Twitter
David Suzuki | With actions spreading across the country, complaints about inconvenience and disruption are rife. But colonial society has been inconveniencing and disrupting Indigenous lives for hundreds of years.
Blog - David Suzuki February 18
Image: Valerie Courtois/Twitter
David Suzuki | Ian Mauro's award-winning film, "Beyond Climate," takes viewers past the headlines and into the heart of the climate challenges and opportunities facing B.C.
Blog - David Suzuki February 11
Image: Tyler Gerritsen/Flickr
David Suzuki | The idea that efforts to research and communicate the overwhelming science of climate disruption and its solutions could be considered a plot to help U.S. oil companies is nonsense.
Blog - David Suzuki February 4
Image: Project LM/Flickr
David Suzuki | As Greta Thunberg warns, our home is on fire. But politicians and industry keep expanding fossil fuel development, trying to cash in before markets fall in the face of alternatives and climate chaos.
Blog - David Suzuki January 28
E-bus use is expanding across North America. Image: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York/Flickr
David Suzuki | The emissions-reduction benefits of e-buses are considerable. Even in provinces like Alberta, where power is generated mostly by burning fossil fuels, electric buses stack up well against diesel.
Blog - David Suzuki January 21
Climate crisis. Image: Joe Brusky/Flickr
David Suzuki | We've frittered away two of the 12 years we have to halve our greenhouse gas emissions. Where is the daily discussion about concrete ways to reduce them?
Blog - David Suzuki January 15
Image: i threw a guitar at him/Flickr
David Suzuki | As landscapes and our approaches to conserving them shift, so too must our social systems. Climate justice and social justice are intricately linked.
Blog - David Suzuki January 8
Image: Socialist Appeal/Flickr
David Suzuki | If we had political leaders willing to act with the urgency the scientific evidence shows is necessary, curbing climate breakdown would still be a challenge this late in the game, but we could do it.
Blog - David Suzuki December 18
Image: FOEI/Flickr
David Suzuki | After the UN climate summit in Madrid, it's clearer than ever that our political leaders are failing us on climate action. It's up to the people to lead.
Blog - David Suzuki December 11
Image: Dunk/Flickr
David Suzuki | The facts of the climate crisis aren't in dispute -- and yet climate deniers abound. A new chatbot is designed to help people navigate difficult conversations about climate disruption.
Blog - David Suzuki December 4
Image: J.H./Flickr
David Suzuki | The biggest threat to the Arctic is climate change, not geese. When nature is out of whack, human activity and our extractive economy are most often to blame.
Blog - David Suzuki November 27
Image: GUE/NGL/Flickr
David Suzuki | Children are especially vulnerable to climate disruption. But governments around the world are still putting the fossil fuel industry's interests first.
Blog - David Suzuki November 20
Image: David Rogers-Worrall/Flickr
David Suzuki | Achieving sustainability throughout the seafood industry supply chain remains a work in progress. SeaFood Progress is tracking sourcing information and sustainability compliance across the industry.
Blog - David Suzuki November 13
Image: Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr
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
Image: Joe Brusky/Flickr
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.