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Aug 14, 2018

Cool solutions mean a hothouse planet isn't inevitable

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.
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Aug 7, 2018

Will energy efficiency stall climate disruption?

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.
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Jul 31, 2018

Reconciling energy and Indigenous rights

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.
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Jul 24, 2018

Plastics are not the future

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.
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Jul 17, 2018

We can't hide from global warming's consequences

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.
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Jul 10, 2018

Fake grassroots campaigns deserve uprooting

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.
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Jun 26, 2018

Caribou science denial cripples conservation efforts

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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.
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Jun 6, 2018

Don't water down marine protection

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.
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May 15, 2018
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Honorary degree sparks necessary debate

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If a university isn't the place to air a range of ideas about the geophysical, social, and economic consequences of profligate fossil fuel use, we should worry about the future of academic inquiry.
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May 1, 2018
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Cutting through polluted public discourse

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The debasement of public discourse through poorly moderated online commenting and unreliable media has spawned an army of people who don't concern themselves with facts or logical consistency.
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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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