Conservation and climate action go together

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: January 16, 2020 8:17 pm

As landscapes and our approaches to conserving them shift, so too must our social systems. Climate justice and social justice are intricately linked. (Photo: K8 via Unsplash) We live on a changing planet. Unnaturally rapid global warming is altering everything, including lands and waters. Evidence shows we’ve already emitted enough greenhouse gases …

A 2020 vision for climate action

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: January 8, 2020 8:12 pm

Some people may accept the idea of an apocalypse, even to the extent of praying for it and wanting to speed its coming. But most of us just want to live healthy, happy lives. (Photo: Aliaksandr Marko via AdobeStock) Let’s hope 2020 marks the start of a year and decade when we finally take climate disruption as seriously as the evidence shows we mus …

Fossil fuel promoters turn logic on its head

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: December 19, 2019 7:46 pm

There’s a concerted effort to silence or punish those who speak up about the impact fossil fuel development and use, including oilsands bitumen, are having on air, water, land, animals, plants and climate. (Photo: Kris Krug via Flickr) We live in strange times. All evidence shows we’re driving ourselves to a climate breakdown that threatens our sur …

Navigating difficult climate conversations – David Suzuki Foundation

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: December 11, 2019 7:40 pm

The David Suzuki Foundation’s new CliMate conversation coach is designed to help people through difficult but important conversations about climate disruption and its solutions. The facts of the climate crisis aren’t in dispute. We know the planet is heating at an unnaturally rapid rate, mostly because humans are wastefully burning fossil fuels and …

Holding a mirror to the real overabundant species

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: December 5, 2019 7:37 pm

Government scientists noted in 2015 that relaxed hunting regulations for snow geese didn’t have a significant impact on their population; the population stabilized on its own. (Photo: Mick Thompson via Flickr) To bring imperilled wildlife back from the brink, governments must establish recovery targets. This might seem straightforward and science-b …

Failure to address climate crisis puts children at risk

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: November 29, 2019 7:29 pm

You’d think we’d do everything in our power to protect our children, but we aren’t. (Photo: Aulia Erlangga via Flickr) In November 12, Veneto, Italy’s regional council was debating climate policy in its Venice offices. Minutes after a majority voted against budget amendments to address climate disruption, the chambers were inundated with water. Ven …

Seafood Progress offers remedy for seasick times

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: November 21, 2019 7:20 pm

Seafood Progress makes it easier for consumers to find out retailers’ policies on sustainable seafood, whether they’re adhering to those policies and how they’re performing compared to their peers. (Photo: Colin Czerwinski via Unsplash) Oceans hold a lot of mystery, even for people who study them. But it’s no mystery why they’re in trouble. We’ve b …

Forming bonds in times of crisis

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: November 15, 2019 7:10 pm

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 (Photo: David Suzuki Foundation via Flickr) The climate and ecological crises touch each of us to varying degrees. Some carry the emotional weight of worrying …

Doing more with less energy goes a long way

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: November 7, 2019 7:06 pm

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. (Photo: JSPhotography2016 via Wikimedia Commons) In September, a water main near the Vancouver Art Gallery blew, jetting water and rocks into the sky. The water waste was imposs …

Youth lawsuit draws attention to climate crisis

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Children shouldn’t have to march in the streets or take their governments to court. But in times of crisis people have to do what they can to get the many available and emerging solutions implemented. (Photo: Robin Loznak) Children and teens are at a disadvantage. They can’t vote and have little say in many plans and policies that will determine th …