All posts by David Suzuki Foundation

Canada Facing Increased Flooding

The ECOreport publishes another Op-ED about climate impacts, Canada Facing Increased Flooding

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki,  with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Communications Specialist Theresa Beer.

Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes to save communities. Ontario and Quebec’s April rainfall was double the 30-year average. Thousands of homes in 130 Quebec municipalities stretching from the Ontario border to the Gaspé Peninsula flooded in May. Montreal residents raced to protect their homes and families as three dikes gave way and the city declared a state of emergency. The Ontario government had to boost its resources for an emergency flood response.

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Cut Down On Fossil Fuels & Plastics

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about restoring our planet, we can and must cut down on fossil fuels & plastics.

Originally Published on the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

People who deny that humans are wreaking havoc on the planet’s life-support systems astound me. When confronted with the obvious damage we’re doing to the biosphere — from climate change to water and air pollution to swirling plastic patches in the oceans — some dismiss the reality or employ logical fallacies to discredit the messengers.

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Just Cool It! What We Can Do About The Climate Crises

The ECOreport reposts an announcement about David Suzuki’s new book, Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Most people understand that human-caused climate change is a real and serious threat. True, some still reject the mountains of evidence amassed by scientists from around the world over many decades, and accepted by every legitimate scientific academy and institution. But as the physical evidence builds daily — from increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events like droughts and floods to disappearing polar ice to rising sea levels — it takes an incredible amount of denial to claim we have no reason to worry.

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Shorter Work Hours Work For People & The Planet

The EOreport reposts an OP-ED, Shorter Work Hours Work For People & The Planet

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.

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The Dark Side of BC’s Oil & Gas Industry

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the province’s #1 emitter, The Dark Side of BC’s Oil & Gas Industry

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

We’ve long known extracting oil and gas comes with negative consequences, and rapid expansion of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, increases the problems and adds new ones — excessive water use and contamination, earthquakes, destruction of habitat and agricultural lands and methane emissions among them.

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Will Canada’s Two New Marine Protected Areas Be Enough?

The ECOreport about protecting almost 3 million square kilometres of ocean, Will Canada’s two new marine protected areas be enough?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region and has committed to increase ocean protection from one per cent to 10 by 2020. But will this be enough?

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Pseudoscientific Arguments Against Addressing Climate Change

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about one pseudoscientific arguments against addressing climate change

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By Davis Suzuki

We recently highlighted the faulty logic of a pseudoscientific argument against addressing climate change: the proposition that because CO2 is necessary for plants, increasing emissions is good for the planet and the life it supports. Those who read, write or talk regularly about climate change and ecology are familiar with other anti-environmental arguments not coated with a scientific sheen.
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The Battle Lines Are Drawn

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the struggle between corporate interests using old technologies & the need for a more sustainable future, the battle lines are drawn 

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The battle lines are drawn — in some cases literally. On one side are those reaping massive profits from fossil fuels, determined to extract and sell as much as possible before the market dries up. On the other are those who see the amazing potential of energy conservation, renewable energy and other innovations to reduce pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, ecosystem destruction and exploitation of valuable non-renewable resources.

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Humanity’s Collision Course

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, David Suzuki says it’s time to heed warnings about humanity’s collision course

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

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How Human Technology Is Taking Over The Planet

The ECOreport publishes a critique of  how human technology is taking over the planet

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.

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