David Suzuki

Suzuki 'Regrets' Dire Fukushima Warning

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

David Suzuki has admitted that his dire warning about the potential disaster another Fukushima earthquake might precipitate was an "off-the-cuff" resp...

A Northern Gateway to Conflict

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

The federal government might wish to consider the message it would send if it failed to uphold Enbridge's right to conduct lawful business in Canada, as approved by the National Energy Board, after extensive consultation and public involvement.

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.

Fish Farm Commits To Atlantic Salmon In B.C.

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One of the world's largest aquaculture companies is betting future economic growth in Chile on a "robust" species of salmon native to the ...

Getting Dirty May Be Good for You

David Suzuki | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we've moved away from nature, we've seen a decline in other forms of life. Biodiversity is disappearing.

Suzuki's Dire West Coast Warning

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

David Suzuki has issued a scary warning about Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, saying that if it falls in a future earthquake, it's "bye bye Japan" an...

Access to Information Process Needs Reforms

Daniel Dickin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel Dickin

In early 2013 I submitted several ATI requests to Elections Canada regarding their handling of the "robocalls" investigation. The questions were simple enough: who's doing this investigation? How much will it cost? When will it be done? The information they did reveal was shocking.

The Most Admired Canadian Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada

Environmentalist David Suzuki is the most admired Canadian, according to a poll from Angus Reid Global. Suzuki garnered admiration from 57 per cen...

Harper Foes Group Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Imagine if the people who rankle you the most decided to hold a party on the same day as yours, and just down the street.That will be the cas...

Glimmer Of Hope For Canada?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - The David Suzuki Foundation says the latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and th...

Jason Kenney vs. David Suzuki: The Great Canadian Slap Fight

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

Jason Kenney has ratcheted Canadian immigration to 50-year highs, and his ambitions require the public to never, ever regard this as anything but a Good Thing. But in a country where 41 per cent want immigration lowered, that's far from a cakewalk. Even Tory partisans are becoming skeptical. That leaves a scramble to suggest anyone who has problems with Canadian immigration policy must be an intolerant, racist, bigot. That's why Kenney jumped on Twitter a few days later, Kenney viciously denounced David Suzuki's "stridently anti-immigration views" as "toxic and irresponsible."

Has the WWF Sold Out?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Nick Fillmore

Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. There are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combating the most serious threat to earth -- climate change. The magnitude of the crisis facing humankind cannot be overstated.

Denying Science Will Invite More Disasters

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada
G. Elijah Dann

We are stoking the heat ourselves, with the colossal pressure and encouragement of all the corporations that make billions in return for our dependency on fossil fuel, funneling a pittance in revenue to our governments, all the while decaying our democracy. Dumbing down its citizens with the toys offered in return.

Is Alberta Flooding a Sign of Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
David Suzuki

Can we say the recent flooding and extreme weather in Southern Alberta and B.C. were caused by global warming? Maybe not, but we can say we should expect more of the same -- and worse if we don't do something to get our emissions under control. As many scientists warn, climate change isn't coming; it's here. We may be able to adapt to and cope with some of its current effects, but it will become increasingly difficult if we continue to ignore the need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, through conservation and switching to cleaner energy.

Bumpin' Bodies or Beautiful Minds? Science's Problem with Intelligent Women

Charlene Sayo | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

Despite breakthroughs in Franken-foods and robotic technology, science hierarchies employ the same age-old formula against women where a bumpin' body takes centre-stage over a beautiful mind. Have Einstein's IQ? Cool. But don't you dare look like him; and if you're heading down the family way, smack on the cocoa butter, prance like a photo shopped yummy mummy --two days after birth, because that is the rule -- and whip up that killer tuna casserole. Pronto.

David Suzuki Empowers 8,000 Youth to Wake Up Canada!

Amy MacPherson | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Amy MacPherson

On April 25, 2013, renowned scientist Dr. David Suzuki attended the WFCU Centre to empower the crowd with his Wake Up Canada call. It's a campaign organized by the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition to support a day of action, encouraging kids to advocate for their environmental future through the very media that overlooked them this time around.

Why Going Green Could Put Trudeau In Power

Hassan Arif | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Justin Trudeau can present a Liberal party that is stridently progressive on environmental and social policy, and on human rights and multiculturalism, while maintaining a strong commitment to entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth.

Climate Change? I'm A Believer!

CBC | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Politics

Joe Oliver fought off accusations that he doesn't believe in the science of climate change at a testy meeting of the federal natural resources committ...

Interview With an Environmental Activist: Why You Should Care About Canada's Future

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Nadia Chowdhury has been advocating for a better environment for a very long time. The determined environmental activist explains why the environment is an important agenda for her, reflects on her personal journey so far and advises those who may want to emulate such a fulfilling activist journey.

Joe Oliver: Climate Change Fears 'Exaggerated'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics

A key member of Harper’s cabinet believes that fears about climate change may be exaggerated. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told the edi...

Tony Clement vs. David Suzuki

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2013 | Canada Politics

Tony Clement says David Suzuki and other environmentalists are again standing in the way of building public support for pipelines. The Ontario MP a...

Suzuki Group Denies Benefit From Pipeline Bomb Game

CBC | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The developer of a controversial video game that included depictions of pipeline bombings had said a portion of any proceeds of the game would go to t...

CBC Slams Sun News' ‘Outrageous’ Sexual Harassment Claims

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation unleashed a scathing criticism of Sun Media in front of a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, a...

Suzuki Endorses 'Dark Horse' Liberal Leadership Hopeful

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Environmental crusader David Suzuki has thrown his high-profile weight behind Joyce Murray's bid to become leader of the federal Liberal part...

Does Nature Belong in Canada's Charter?

David Suzuki | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives us freedom of expression, equal protection from discrimination and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. But one fundamental right is notably absent -- to live in an environment conducive to health and well-being, with clean air, water and soil and biological diversity.