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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
University of Alberta. Image: IQ Remix/Flickr

Honorary degree sparks necessary debate

David Suzuki
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

David Suzuki
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

David Suzuki
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

David Suzuki
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?
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Jan 30, 2018
Orca whale. Image: Gail Hampshire/Wikimedia Commons

Emergency order aims to protect resident orcas

David Suzuki
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.

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