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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 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
Image: Matthew Allen/Flickr
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.
Blog - David Suzuki October 2
David Suzuki | What could be more short-term thinking than rushing to exploit as many fossil fuels as possible before cleaner energy sources and the realities of global warming make them economically unviable?
Blog - David Suzuki September 25
David Suzuki | The return of monarchs is great news, because only four years ago their situation looked bleak. The eastern monarch population had plummeted from one billion two decades before to only 35 million.
Blog - David Suzuki September 18
David Suzuki | The notion that storms and other weather events will follow predictable historical patterns is being shattered by record climate-related storms, droughts, floods and heat waves worldwide.
Blog - David Suzuki September 12
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David Suzuki | Durability was a prized attribute of clothing and other products. What's happened? Would a child today happily wear a hand-me-down? How many parents even think of passing clothing on that way?
Blog - David Suzuki September 4
David Suzuki | Projects like Trans Mountain and the expanded oilsands development on which they depend conflict with our Paris Agreement commitments to limit greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.
Blog - David Suzuki August 28
David Suzuki | With drier conditions, longer burning seasons, and more fuel on the forest floor, lightning, a discarded cigarette or runaway campfire is more likely to cause an out-of-control wildfire.
Blog - David Suzuki August 21
David Suzuki | We're about to get a taste of what to expect if we fail to take every measure possible to slow and eventually halt human-caused climate disruption.
Blog - David Suzuki August 14
David Suzuki | The choices we make over the next decade will determine our future. We've already locked into substantial warming and are seeing the consequences, but it's not yet too late to change course.
Blog - David Suzuki August 7
David Suzuki | Many experts argue that energy efficiency could play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in industrial nations like Canada and the U.S., where we tend to waste a lot.
Blog - David Suzuki July 31
David Suzuki | Most of Canada's fossil-fuelled energy policies are on a collision course with reconciliation. Shifting to renewable energy would be a win for the environment, climate, economy, and Indigenous rights.
Blog - David Suzuki July 24
David Suzuki | The best way to avoid the massive damage that comes with plastics and fossil fuels is to stop using so many. That's why cities and countries worldwide are banning single-use items made from plastic.
Blog - David Suzuki July 17
David Suzuki | Over the past few months, heat records have broken worldwide. Despite the calamity unfolding before our eyes, many people and organizations still cast doubt on climate science and scientists.
Blog - David Suzuki July 10
David Suzuki | Astroturf campaigns aren't new, but they're becoming increasingly widespread and effective as social media and the internet play a greater role in shaping public opinion.
Blog - David Suzuki July 4
Fish on ice. Photo: David Rogers-Worrall/Flickr
David Suzuki | With Seafood Progress, consumers can support retailers that follow best practices, and retailers can demonstrate corporate responsibility and help the seafood industry progress toward sustainability.
Blog - David Suzuki June 26
David Suzuki | To downplay the urgent need to protect caribou and manage habitat, forest industry associations are using tactics the fossil fuel industry uses to sow doubt and confusion about scientific evidence.
Blog - David Suzuki June 19
Image: Windwards Energie/Flickr
David Suzuki | The best way to limit negative impacts is to divest from fossil fuels and speed up the transition to a diversified, energy-efficient, clean-energy economy.
Blog - David Suzuki June 12
David Suzuki | With carbon pricing, Canada can compete in the emerging clean economy, encouraging job creation, renewable energy development, conservation and efficiency while shifting away from fossil fuels.
Blog - David Suzuki June 6
David Suzuki | Drawing lines on a map to meet targets doesn't increase biodiversity. We should create protected areas where science says they're needed most.
Blog - David Suzuki May 29
David Suzuki | As cities grow, challenges around pollution, traffic congestion and automobile infrastructure increase. Studies show you can't build your way out of congestion. More roads and bridges bring more cars.
Blog - David Suzuki May 22
Image: John Tahn/Flickr
David Suzuki | Researchers have found that ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are moving into new territories, in part because of climate change.

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