Reflections from an elder in isolation

Reflections from an elder in isolationBy David Suzuki I’m fortunate. This slowdown is giving me time with my grandchildren who are with me and to think about what has mattered most in my life, what has given me the greatest joy and satisfaction, and where I hope the world may go after I’m gone. As an older male, I’m in…

Reimagining streets could lead to healthier cities

Reimagining streets could lead to healthier citiesBy David Suzuki During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities worldwide have been repurposing streets to create more room for walking and cycling. In some, temporary measures to help people maintain physical distancing, like lower speed limits and limited car access, are providing impetus for permanent changes that prioritize healthy mobility choices over cars. Cities are being…

Do “murder hornets” pose a serious buzzkill?

Do “murder hornets” pose a serious buzzkill?  By David Suzuki As if we didn’t have enough to contend with, now we’re facing a “murder hornet” invasion — but it’s more an invasion of newsfeeds than an actual descending plague of killer insects. Numerous media outlets have carried ominous stories about whether the giant hornets will pillage honeybee hives. It’s not an…

Let’s all support the global climate strikes!

Let’s all support the global climate strikes!By David Suzuki No one who understands science questions whether humans are causing the climate to change to our detriment, mostly by burning fossil fuels. The evidence is indisputable. It’s been verified and accepted by every reputable scientific institution in the world, and by almost every government except the current, fact-averse U.S. administration. The only…

Deniers deflated as climate reality hits home

Deniers deflated as climate reality hits homeBy David Suzuki Climate science deniers are becoming desperate as their numbers diminish in the face of incontrovertible evidence that human-caused global warming is putting our future at risk. Although most people with basic education, common sense and a lack of financial interest in the fossil fuel industry accept what scientists worldwide have proven through…

It’s our choice: turn down the heat or cook the planet

It’s our choice: turn down the heat or cook the planetBy David Suzuki No amount of evidence is ever enough to convince climate science deniers — including the politicians among them. But new studies and observations should at least persuade those who profess to understand global heating but appear not to grasp its severity that it’s time to start deploying the many available solutions. We’ve…

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

Climate protection is not a partisan issue

Climate protection is not a partisan issueBy David Suzuki Media and politicians often regard environmentalists as a special interest group with political priorities served by “green” parties. If a Green politician isn’t present or allowed to participate in a public debate, journalists tend to eschew environmental questions, considering them the purview of the absent party. It’s absurd to think an issue…