Entries by David Suzuki from 11/2011

Is 7 Billion People Too Many?

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada

Supporting more people on a finite planet is a serious challenge. But in a world where hunger and obesity are both epidemics, reproduction rates can't be the main problem. And when we look at issues that are often blamed on overpopulation, we see that overconsumption is a greater factor in environmental destruction.

Occupy Movement Demands Fresh Thinking -- For Our Grandchildren

| Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada Politics

Although not all corporations are bad, many of them, and the super-rich who run them, are increasing their wealth at the expense of generations to come -- poisoning air, water, and soil. The costs of those problems will be most strongly felt by successive generations to come, yet economists discount them.

Protesting the Unnatural Aspects of Our Economy

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Business

We are sacrificing too much to a system driven by three fallacies: that well-being can only be measured in money, that distribution does not matter, and that the economy can grow forever. And like so many people today, I question whether our economic system is serving the goals that are important to society.

Don't Say the D-word

| Posted 11.24.2011 | Canada Business

A kerfuffle is raised every time a comedian, politician, or businessperson uses the F-word or the N-word. I understand that. But to me, the D-word is the most obscene. I'm referring to disposable.