Entries by David Suzuki from 11/2012

Un plan énergétique doit aller au-delà de l'énergie

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Quebec

Est-ce que notre bien-être et notre bonheur se trouvent augmentés lorsque nous conduisons des autos qui ne sont pas efficaces, achetons et jetons pour acheter plus de choses qui nous demandent de travailler plus fort afin de pouvoir se les payer, et que nous vendons des ressources qui enrichissent l'industrie des combustibles fossiles et permettent à d'autres pays de suivre cette route qui n'est pas durable?

Sandy Is a Glimpse into Our Future

| Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada

The storm that wreaked havoc on Caribbean nations and the U.S. East Coast in late October offers a glimpse into our future. Along with recent heavy rainfall, flooding, heat waves and droughts throughout the world, it's the kind of severe weather event scientists have been telling us to expect as global temperatures rise.

Life Thrives, Even Between the Sidewalk Cracks

| Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada

Have you ever thought about the grass that grows in sidewalk cracks? To survive these conditions is a testament to the plants' resilience. Within this complex urban ecosystem, species are constantly adapting. Yet, while some of our feathered friends and crevice-loving plants have been adapting, the speed and scale of urbanization in Canada has pushed many native species to the brink of extinction.

Want to Be a True Leader, Obama? Take Climate Change Seriously

| Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada

We should probably be happy that the candidate who at least acknowledged the seriousness of climate change won the U.S. election. But climate change is already costing the U.S., and the rest of the world -- in money, human health and lives. Many of us -- not just Americans -- hope the president will show stronger leadership this time around.

Mega-Quarry Victory Belongs to the People

| Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics

We, as citizens, have to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to protect the environment. It just happened in Ontario, where Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its plan to build a massive open-pit limestone quarry in the rural countryside north of Toronto. People power won! And it wasn't the first time it's happened in Canada.