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 …

Healthy kids need time in nature

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. The problem is that the path doesn’t lead them into nature. Though the report quotes parents’ comments and research showing kids spend dramatically less time outside than ever, it doesn’t encourage time in nature. That said, many of the report’s recomm …

The election’s over; now let’s get to work!

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 24, 2019 7:48 pm

Many politicians want to be seen to be doing something, as long as it doesn’t hurt their re-election chances, rather than demonstrating their commitments in ways that might not show immediate returns. (Photo: Chris Yakimov via Flickr) The election may be over, but there’s no time to be complacent. Canadians voters — and many people too young to vot …

Attacks on climate change science hinder solutions

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 20, 2019 7:44 pm

Starting in late September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report in three chapters and a summary. Not to be outdone, contrarians have unleashed a barrage of attacks designed to discredit the science before it’s released. Expect more to come. Many news outlets are complicit in efforts to undermine th …

We owe Greta and the youth more than a Nobel Prize

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 16, 2019 7:42 pm

Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don’t need a Nobel. They need grownups to take them seriously and heed the scientific evidence about global warming. (Photo: Mathieu Morin via Flickr) Many people, including me, expected Greta Thunberg to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, Ethiopian Prime Ministe …

On October 21, vote for climate solutions!

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Although the only discussion now should be about solutions and how to implement them quickly, some people in and out of the political sphere still refuse to accept the massive amounts of evidence for human-caused global heating and the need to address it. (Photo: Markus Spiske via Pexels) Politicians are finally talking about climate change. How co …

The alarming links between climate, ocean and cryosphere

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: October 2, 2019 7:28 pm

In every scenario the IPCC examined, it found extreme sea level events that previously occurred every 100 years will likely happen every year by 2050 at many locations. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre via Flickr) We’ve been dumping oil, plastic, toxic chemicals, radioactive sludge, sewage and fishing gear into the ocean for decades. We depend on …

Tackling climate change means purging privilege from politics

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: September 26, 2019 7:25 pm

Unequal privilege keeps the door open to those with influence who continue to manufacture distrust of climate science and meaningful solutions. (Photo: Our national political arena often seems dominated by unproductive partisan potshots and misplaced accountability, with corporate interests prioritized over people’s. Behind the noisy parti …

Let’s all support the global climate strikes!

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

Although skipping work or school to march in the streets may be out of some people’s comfort zones, the strikes offer an important opportunity to let decision-makers know that we, the people, want action. (Photo by: Bob Blob via Unsplash) No one who understands science questions whether humans are causing the climate to change to our detriment, mos …