David Suzuki, global warming is not your fault
David Suzuki’s newest project, a CBC radio show called The Bottom Line, debuts on Sunday, but for someone whose career is looking as stellar as can be, the eco-crusader is a little mopey. In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Suzuki appeared pitifully self-deprecating, admitting to profound disappointment with his environmental legacy. “When I started the [David Suzuki Foundation], I said, ‘We’ve 10 years. Every penny we raise we’re going to spend because we’ve only got 10 years [to make a difference].’ Well, it’s 20 years later. We’re still fighting the same battles.”
Sounds like Suzuki needs a hug. Sure, his foundation’s lobbying to meet Kyoto targets didn’t accomplish much, but Kyoto was a total flop anyway. And how can he dismiss the landmark TV series The Nature of Things in creating environmental awareness? Or those commercials that convinced us to unplug our beer fridge? If you’re going to name an environmental leader in this country, there’s no one who comes to mind more than David Suzuki. So perk up, David. If you give up, there’s no hope for the rest of us.