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May 1, 2018
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Cutting through polluted public discourse

David Suzuki
The debasement of public discourse through poorly moderated online commenting and unreliable media has spawned an army of people who don't concern themselves with facts or logical consistency.
Blog
Mar 27, 2018
Chris Jordan’s (US) work “Gyre” depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world‘s oceans every hour. All of the plastic in his image was collected from the Pacific Ocean. Image: Ars Electronica/Flickr

We're drowning in seas of plastic

David Suzuki
New research concludes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 16 times larger than previously estimated, with 79,000 tonnes of plastic churning through 1.6 million square kilometres of the North Pacific.
Blog
Feb 20, 2018
Rally outside U.S. Congress to oppose EPA head Scot Pruitt. Image: Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons

We can't close our eyes to climate change

David Suzuki
Extracting, processing, selling and transporting polluting, climate-altering fossil fuels isn't the best way to ensure economic prosperity.
Blog
Nov 21, 2017
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Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

David Suzuki
Each of us has a responsibility to change the way we live to minimize our carbon footprint, but we need the folks we elect to step up and restore our confidence.
Blog
Jun 14, 2017
"If the climate were a bank, it would be saved," protest sign from the Women's March. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mark Dixon

Trump is a pariah in the face of climate crisis

David Suzuki
If there's a bright side to Trump's decision, it's that climate change has received more serious media coverage than ever before, and people around the world have agreed to increase their efforts.
Blog
May 24, 2017

Oil and plastic are choking the planet

David Suzuki
It's one thing to argue over solutions, but to reject the need for them is suicidal. To claim people can't talk about climate change because they use fossil fuel-derived products is nonsensical.
Blog
Oct 12, 2016
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Eric Kounce

We can't dig our way out of the fossil fuels pit

David Suzuki
Most governments have committed to the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees. We're nearing the latter.
Blog
Sep 28, 2016
Image: Flickr/Damián Bakarcic

Carbon dioxide: Pollutant or plant food?

David Suzuki
No matter what contradictory and easily debunked nonsense deniers spread, climate change is real, humans are contributing to it and it will be catastrophic if we do little or nothing to address it.
Blog
Sep 14, 2016

Airline emissions are flying too high

David Suzuki
If ICAO's 191 member nations fail to reach a strong aviation agreement in Montreal, it could undermine the world's ability to meet the Paris Agreement's climate goals.

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