Entries by David Suzuki from 02/2012

Dream Weavers: Those Who Think Study Supports Oil Sands are Wrong

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada

It was inevitable that climate change deniers and some oil industry promoters would misinterpret a study by scientist Andrew Weaver recently that said burning coal was worse for the environment than the potential impact of the oil sands. The study says the opposite.

It's Okay to Say "I Don't Know" to Our Kids

| Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Having answers to our children's questions is not enough. If we want societies that provide the maximum benefit for the most people over the longest time, and if we want to find solutions to the challenges and problems we've created, we must teach our children and ourselves how to find and evaluate answers objectively. Making science education a priority is an important part of that.

Tories Put Pipeline Ahead of Phytoplankton

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada

Half the world's oxygen is produced in the oceans yet the federal government recently rejected millions of dollars in funding for a collaborative effort to establish a marine spatial plan and network of protected areas in Canada's Pacific North Coast waters. Why? Because it might restrict oil tanker traffic.

Rally to Restore Sanity in Canada's Oil Industry

| Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada

The government falsely accuses us of wanting to shut down all industry and call us hypocrites because we are unable to completely disengage from the fossil fuel economy. They can say we're radical if it makes them sleep better at night, but we prefer the term "rational."

Les débats sur les sables bitumeux et les oléoducs freinés par l'absence de stratégie nationale énergétique

| Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Quebec

Le Canada possède d'immenses richesses naturelles, dont une grande partie sont des ressources énergétiques. Cependant, nous n'avons aucun plan permettant de guider l'exploitation et l'utilisation de ces ressources ni sur la façon d'apporter cette énergie à la population canadienne.

Denying Climate Change is Worse Than Stealing

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada

Climate scientist Peter Gleick recently leaked documents from the Heartland Institute's board of director's meeting, proving the organization is using its taxpayer-supported status to spread lies and misinformation. Stealing is wrong, but Heartland is wrong when it lies about the most serious threat to humanity.

La culture scientifique est bonne pour la société

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Quebec

C'est un fait, les enfants posent beaucoup de questions. Parfois, les adultes se sentent incompétents s'ils ne peuvent y répondre sur-le-champ. Dès le début de ma carrière d'enseignant, j'ai appris qu'il n'y a rien de mal à dire : «Je ne sais pas».