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: 350.org) 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 …

David Suzuki – Connecting the dots between the climate and biodiversity crises

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: September 12, 2019 7:13 pm

For some species, climate impacts are not as direct but all living things depend on a stable climate and functioning ecosystems (Photo: Jenny Lee Silver via Flickr) The polar bear has become the poster child for climate change impacts in the Arctic. Sea ice, which the bears depend on for hunting, is melting at an ever-expanding rate. For other spec …

Fracked gas heats the planet, but supporters say it’s a solution

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: September 4, 2019 7:06 pm

Industry and its allies say fracked gas is a climate solution. It’s not. (Photo: Moms Clean Air Force via Flickr) The best way to address climate disruption is… burn more fossil fuels? It doesn’t make sense, but that’s what industry, media and governments want us to believe. To profit as much as possible from fossil fuels before markets fall under …

Let the children vote? – David Suzuki Foundation

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: August 29, 2019 6:58 pm

Kids understand that their well-being, safety and lives depend on a healthy planet, with clean air, good water, nutritious food and a stable climate. Young people have been speaking out for their rights. Many are wise beyond their years. Without the blinkers of ideology, workaday priorities and ingrained values, they can see clearly what’s happenin …

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 …