Entries by David Suzuki from 10/2012

Putting Climate Change in the Budget Now Will Save Lives and Money

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics

The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations. But let's take a look at the economic reality. A new scientific report concludes that climate change is already costing the world $1.2 trillion a year. It's also killing at least 400,000 people every year.

Give Us an Energy Plan With Stamina

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics

A large part of Canada's problem is that we are increasing our fossil-fueled ambitions at breakneck speed in the absence of a long-term national energy strategy. No one seems to know where we're going, but the end of the road is looming, and it might lead to a steep drop.

Mega-Quarry Pits Taters Versus Craters

| Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada

A billion tonnes of limestone lie beneath the rural countryside in Melancthon Township, 100 kilometres north of Toronto. A plan to remove it spotlights the challenges faced everywhere when the desire to protect valuable and ever-diminishing farmland clashes with efforts to push industrial development.

Apparently, We Can Put a Price on Democracy

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Our government is ramming through another omnibus budget bill, and is set to sign a deal with China, both of which seem aimed at facilitating the pipeline and other resource-extraction projects. Why would anyone want to sell out our interests, democratic processes and future like this? And why would we put up with it?

How We Can Learn from Nature's Genius

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada

We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets. Biomimicry, a word coined by biologist and writer Janine Benyus, means to copy nature. It's a science that asks "What does nature do?" instead of "What's it for?" -- the question usually posed by human endeavour.