Articles by: David Suzuki

Humility, Caring and Wisdom Make a Better Future Possible

Humility, Caring and Wisdom Make a Better Future Possible

For many, the pandemic has renewed our innate appreciation for and connection to nature. People have taken to growing food on windowsills and in backyard and community gardens. We’re cultivating yeasts to bake bread and getting outside more to walk, run, swim and cycle. In the face of uncertainty, nature brings solace and sustenance. Research shows time spent in forests — and[Read More…]

by October 18, 2020 Counter Solutions
A demonstrator holds a sign during an Extinction Rebellion action in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc)

Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course

 The virus spreading Covid-19 worldwide jumped from non-human animals to people — as have most new diseases, from AIDS to SARS to Ebola. We may not know the precise origin of this particular coronavirus, but we understand the factors behind its spread to humans. And we’ve seen the devastation a tiny, mysterious, rapidly spreading virus can wreak on people in a globalized[Read More…]

by June 27, 2020 World
Failure to Address Climate Crisis Puts Children at Risk

Failure to Address Climate Crisis Puts Children at Risk

On Nov. 12, Veneto, Italy’s regional council was debating climate policy in its Venice offices. Minutes after a majority voted against budget amendments to address climate disruption, the chambers were inundated with water. Venice is known for flooding, but it’s getting worse, and the timing in this instance felt like a message. Our existence is a marvelous phenomenon. We live on[Read More…]

by December 1, 2019 Climate Change