After spending a lifetime of scaring kids that the world is about to end, he has decided it’s best he no longer represents his foundation.
David acknowledges that the environmental movement has reached a dead end, saying: “I absolutely agree.” The federal government is hostile, and environmental agendas are being rolled back everywhere.
“I have reached a point in my life where I would like to consider myself an elder. I want to speak freely without fear that my words will be deemed too political, and harm the organization of which I am so proud. I am keenly aware that some governments, industries and special interest groups are working hard to silence us. They use threats to the Foundation’s charitable status in attempts to mute its powerful voice on issues that matter deeply to you and many other Canadians.
This bullying demonstrates how important it is to speak out.
The Foundation’s science-based, solutions-oriented research and educational work has enriched our democracy and reflected Canadian values for two decades. While not always happily received by governments or industrial interests, this work is strictly non-partisan, as required by the laws governing charities, and has made the Foundation one of the most trusted environmental voices in Canada.
Our opponents, however, are redoubling their efforts to marginalize the Foundation by getting at me, personally.”
I remember when David Suzuki wanted to jail political leaders for ignoring the science behind climate change. This type of rhetoric doesn’t make politicians too open to your cause.
A few of his better moments:
- His aggressive campaign against farmed salmon. “It’s poison!” David Suzuki told a conference in Toronto. “Phone your local hospitals and find out if farmed salmon is served to patients,” … In 2009, in the very same area where extinction due to sea lice was predicted, wild pink salmon returns were so good that commercial fishing took place. Now, the return of Fraser sockeye is the best in nearly 100 years.
- Thinks there are too many human beings, that our numbers over-burden planet Earth. Fathers five children.
- Twenty years ago, in It’s a Matter of Survival, you said we had fewer than 10 years to radically change our ways. If we didn’t, you said “civilization as we know it will cease to exist.” We’re still here.
- Said the forests which then covered a third of Germany would disappear by early this century due to acid rain. Over one third of Germany continues to be covered by forest?
- His scientific expertise is in fruit flies and that makes him a climate change expert.
Over the decades, Suzuki has preached that humanity is shortsighted, dangerous, andsuicidal. We’re stubborn, blind, incapable of grasping the significance of our actions, and in denial. According to David, if we don’t set aside our own understanding and embrace his overarching worldview we’ll all be very, very sorry.
Well, here’s a message for Dr. Suzuki: Don’t insult us. Don’t threaten. It’s abusive.
Thankfully, David’s carbon footprint is about to get really small… so, don’t let the door hit you a$$ on the way out.
Here’s a video to file away for further proof of just how wrong he is on most of his scaremongering. That is, if we are still above water and alive in 5-10 years.