David Suzuki – Captive breeding only works when animals can go home

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: August 21, 2019 6:52 pm

The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. protects and enhances burrowing owl habitat through stewardship programs with landowners and First Nations. (Photo: Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C.) B.C. is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a captive breeding program to protect spotted owls. With an estimated six of the owls left …


New IPCC report flags diet and land-use changes to curb climate chaos

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: August 15, 2019 6:42 pm

Producing 1,000 calories of beef takes 36,000 calories of feed, uses more than 430 gallons of water and 140 square metres of land and generates nearly 10 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Jaume F. Lalanza via Flickr) Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climat …


Deniers deflated as climate reality hits home

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: August 7, 2019 6:35 pm

Those who continue to spread doubt and confusion about climate science are starting to look even more ridiculous with their many conflicting, insubstantial arguments. (Photo: Dunk via Flickr) Climate science deniers are becoming desperate as their numbers diminish in the face of incontrovertible evidence that human-caused global warming is putting …


David Suzuki: It’s our choice: turn down the heat or cook the planet

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: August 1, 2019 6:28 pm

Even elected officials who speak to the necessity of reining in global heating continue to promote further fossil fuel development, ignoring alarming statistics about temperature rise and atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. (Photo: Fiona Paton via Flickr) No amount of evidence is ever enough to convince climate science deniers — including th …


David Suzuki – Fossil-fuelled plastic production imperils people and planet

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: July 24, 2019 6:23 pm

The massive volumes of plastic we throw away end up in landfills, waterways and oceans, devastating wildlife and marine health. It breaks down into smaller particles that end up in the food web. (Photo by KasH via Pexels) Canadians care about the environment. We recycle, compost, take pride in our spectacular natural areas and understand the threat …


Climate protection is not a partisan issue –

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: July 18, 2019 6:16 pm

If we accept the goal of a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, we have to start on it immediately and on an enormous scale. This must be the highest priority for every party. (Photo by: Markus Spiske temporausch.com via Pexels) Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political pri …


Fracking is neither climate solution nor economic blessing

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: July 10, 2019 6:12 pm

Beyond its climate impacts, fracking comes with a range of problems, including earthquakes, contaminated water, excessive water use and health issues. (Photo by: Bruce Gordon) The rush to exploit and sell fossil fuels as quickly as possible before the reality of climate disruption becomes too great to deny or ignore has generated some Orwellian rat …


Yes, we can resolve the climate crisis

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: July 4, 2019 6:03 pm

Resolving the climate crisis by developing, deploying and scaling up solutions will offer numerous other benefits, from cleaner air and better health to greater innovation and equality. (Photo: Hasan Zahra via Pexels) There’s no shortage of solutions to the climate crisis. Rapidly developing clean-energy technology, reducing energy consumption and …


Can caribou and industry coexist?

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: June 26, 2019 5:56 pm

Caribou are an “umbrella’ species. When populations are healthy, so are many other animal and plant species and the forests they share. (Photo: polaristest via Flickr) The economy-versus-environment debate is wrong-headed in elevating a changeable human construct to the same level or above the natural systems on which our health and well-being depe …


Avoiding climate chaos means zeroing in on emissions

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: June 20, 2019 5:53 pm

We have little time to get emissions under control before we lock in so much CO2 and other greenhouse gases that temperatures will rise to catastrophic levels. (Photo: Christina Carter via Flickr) We’re caught in a bad cycle. Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, causing more extreme weather events and temperature swings. Hotter than no …