David Suzuki Environment

Let's Make Sure 2014 Isn't an "Annus Horribilis"

David Suzuki | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

It's been a strange year. From the never-ending carnival of calamity at Toronto City Hall to the scandalous subterfuge on Parliament Hill, from horrific attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizenry to disasters inflicted by extreme weather on the people of the Philippines, 2013 recalls Queen Elizabeth's description of 1992 as an annus horribilis. On top of it all, those of us who have taken on the often thankless task of trying to encourage people to care for the air, water, soil and diversity of plants and animals that keep us alive came under increasingly vituperative attacks from the media and even our own government.

An Open Letter to the Environment Minister

David Suzuki | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

I’'m writing to thank you and the government for the decision to make the Rouge Valley a national park. But, I am still shocked each time I hear you on radio or television –justifying what you are doing or not doing on the basis of the economic consequences. That’'s the Finance Minister'’s job. Yours is to protect the environment.