David Suzuki on why it’s time for Canada to ban neonics, a class of widely used neuro-active insecticides that harm not only the pests they’re designed to kill, but also bees and other pollinators we rely on for about one-third of food crops.
Bicycling is part of the solution to today’s environmental and fuel crises, and the benefits of increased cycling go beyond reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, David Suzuki argues.
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York just revealed that October 2016 was “the second warmest October in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures.” Even more alarming is the fact that the last three Octobers are the warmest on record.
Canada’s $3.3 billion in federal and provincial subsidies to fossil fuel companies undermine climate action, says a new study by four prominent Canadian environmental groups.
The world celebrated Canada’s new equality-conscious Liberal government and its embrace of key global issues such as climate change. Still, Canada’s environmentalists have work to do, argues David Suzuki.
David Suzuki suggests that the discourse on global warming should recognized the “intense feelings” and “grief” caused by climate change. He says: “Today’s social and environmental leaders need to understand the psychological implications of a world in distress.”
As talks continue at the Paris climate conference, David Suzuki sees “signs of hope for an agreement to limit the escalating effects of global warming” and a more constructive role for Canada.
More than 100 groups from across Canada and the U.S. have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to halt Canada’s “broken” tar sands pipeline approval process.