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David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Suzuki earned a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961 and was a professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia from 1963 until his retirement in 2001. Suzuki has been known for his TV and radio series documentaries and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science program The Nature of Things seen in over forty nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment. Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work “to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that does sustain us.”

Environmental Rights are Human Rights By David Suzuki

Recently an interview with David Suzuki was published in one of our local free magazines “Common Ground” on Environmental Issues.  This should be of concern for every Canadian.  I was shocked to learn that Canada has become the world leader in pristine deforestation.  And even more shocked to learn that ” The right to live in a healthy environment is recognized by more than 110 nations – but not Canada.”  as stated by David Suzuki.  I do agree with Suzuki that this should be of utmost importance to every Canadian.  We live in one of the largest countries in the world with the most fresh water yet cannot drink it without adding chemicals to kill the bacteria and parasites that industrialization has added.  In essence it has become a catch 22 situation.  Where we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t.  I believe the earth provides everything we need for health and happiness…without the chemicals.  Please stand up for Canada and your quality of life.  Write your member of parliament, grow some of your own food organically, plant a tree, join your local garden club, volunteer at your local community garden, support organic farmers, buy local, compost your kitchen scraps and recycle everything possible and above all else educate yourself on what is going on in your community and your country before it is too late to turn back!  Please be part of the solution and do what you can to create positive change!

 

Portrait of David Suzuki