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David Suzuki: Let’s slow down, for the sake of ourselves and our planet

David Suzuki: Let’s slow down, for the sake of ourselves and our planet

Let’s slow down, breathe, listen, look and feel. Only then will we understand our place in the world and what we must do to live well on this small blue dot spinning in an enormous universe.

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David Suzuki: Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test

David Suzuki: Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test

Building the Site C Dam and flooding the Peace Valley would be a tragedy for First Nations, agriculture and the environment.

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David Suzuki: Prescription for health is to fight global warming

David Suzuki: Prescription for health is to fight global warming

If we want to protect our health, our children’s and grandchildren’s health, and the natural systems that keep us alive, we must act now.

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David Suzuki: Of passenger pigeons and coal-mine canaries

David Suzuki: Of passenger pigeons and coal-mine canaries

Passenger pigeons were once a remarkable story of nature’s abundance. But then they told another tale about the destructive power of humans.

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David Suzuki: Global warming deniers get more desperate by the day

David Suzuki: Global warming deniers get more desperate by the day

It’s time to shift attention from those who sow doubt and confusion, to those who want to address a real, serious problem.

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David Suzuki: The Blue Dot Tour is about all of us

David Suzuki: The Blue Dot Tour is about all of us

A now-famous 1972 photo of Earth taken by Apollo 17 astronauts from 45,000 kilometres away became known as "the blue marble". The late scientist Carl Sagan described a 1990 picture…

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David Suzuki: Canada’s cities lead on climate action

David Suzuki: Canada’s cities lead on climate action

Actions to prevent global warming will lead to livable communities, improved air quality and protection of natural spaces.

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David Suzuki: Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

David Suzuki: Lake Huron is no place for a nuclear waste dump

Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years?

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David Suzuki: Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

David Suzuki: Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

Pitting the natural environment against the human-invented economy and placing higher value on the latter is foolish.

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David Suzuki: It’s time to save the bees and ban neonic pesticides

David Suzuki: It’s time to save the bees and ban neonic pesticides

It’s the government’s duty to protect us from potentially harmful chemicals. With neonics, the science is clear.

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