Today is David Suzuki’s 75th birthday. It is impossible to think of another Canadian who has worked so tirelessly on educating the public about the world of nature and the need to mitigate our impact on the planet. Suzuki says that he takes solace in knowing that he can look his grandchildren in the eye and tell them “I did my best.”
Given the performance of the current government at international climate action meetings and on other environmental issues, it’s hard to imagine what these politicians could say to their grandchildren. Perhaps “I had the chance to help change things, but I turned my back on your future.” Perhaps if you are an egomaniac, grandchildren don’t matter.
You can sign a card for Dr. Suzuki at The Nature of Things website.