David Suzuki

Reuters says environmentalist David Suzuki, best known for his television programs on nature and the environment, is ready to step out of spotlight and live the simple life:

Releasing what he insists is his "very last book," a second installment to his autobiography, the 70-year-old Japanese-Canadian says he is looking forward to spending more time in the Canadian wilderness, carving wood and fishing.

He regrets that after decades of campaigning for everything from cleaner air to sustainable farming, his work has not had more impact.

"Nobody any longer knows what a sustainable future is," the bearded, bespectacled environmentalist told Reuters in a recent interview in Australia to promote his book, "David Suzuki: The Autobiography."

"I feel like we are in a giant car heading for a brick wall at 100 miles an hour and everyone in the car is arguing where they want to sit. For God's sake, someone has to say put the brakes on and turn the wheel."

Yahoo has the story here.

I recommend everyone to have a look at the David Suzuki Foundation, a website with great reports and information about environmental issues and food safety.

Listen to this CBC soundclip where David talks about his childhood, and about his mother's advice that he should be "a good dancer and a good public speaker."


Pandabonium said…
Suzuki is awesome. It is sad to see so many people put their fingers in their ears and shout "la, la, la, la, la" rather than listen to his message. It scares the hell out of me. Something I read recently about Iraq applies here:

"All of us largely wander between a state of deception and a state of denial."

Will we wake up in time?

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