Entries by David Suzuki from 06/2011

Humans May Have Loaded the Bases, but Nature Bats Last

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Green

For the first time in human history, we have to respond as a single species to crises of our own making. Until now, this kind of unified effort only happened in science fiction when space aliens invaded Earth.

A New Kind of NIMBY: Nature in My Backyard

| Posted 06.09.2011 | Canada

Although NIMBYism can arise out of fear of something different in a community, it can also be the result of genuine concern for the local environment. I'd like to propose a new kind of NIMBY: Let's go green and say yes to Nature in My Backyard.

Small Farms May Be Better for Food Security and Biodiversity

| Posted 06.16.2011 | Canada

Small-scale farming, especially using "organic" methods, is much better in terms of environmental and biodiversity impact. But is it a practical way to feed seven billion people?

How to Become an Environmentalist

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Canada

Reports about floods and droughts and sea ice and climate change get sandwiched between clips about scandals and celebrities, and so we view them as isolated events. An environmental perspective would consider the possibility that many of the events are connected to an underlying cause.

State of the Ocean Report a Wake-Up Call for the World

| Posted 06.29.2011 | Canada

Instead of respecting oceans as a life-giving miracle, we often use them as vast garbage dumps and as stores with shelves that never go empty. The shelves are going empty, though. Humans are changing the chemistry and ecology of the ocean at a scale and rate not previously believed possible.