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Transcript of David Suzuki
http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101108183104AA4yzUr ; Suzuki earned a Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961 He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. David Suzuki has made more than just a ripple David Suzuki has influenced people everywhere to be environmentally friendly His 1985 hit series, A Planet for the Taking, averaged more than 1.8 million viewers per episode and earned him a United Nations Environment Programme Medal.
-He also served as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association from 1982-1987.
-Suzuki was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2009.
-His 2011 book, The Legacy, won the Nautilus Book Award.
-He's Canadian!!! The ripple that David Suzuki made is a clean and clear one. He has influenced many people to be environmentally friendly as well as made a huge difference himself. Some things he has done are: Professor in the genetics department at the University of British Columbia TV and radio series and books about nature and the environment Host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things Criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment Suzuki actually co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation Famous Quotes from David Suzuki "We're in a giant car heading toward a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where to sit." -David Suzuki "If we pollute the air, water, and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroys the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us." -David Suzuki The David Suzuki Foundation is an environmental organization based in Vancouver, BC. It is a non-profit organization that is incorporated in both Canada and the United States, and is funded for by over 40000 donors! The foundation describes its goals as to: Work towards balancing human needs with the Earth's ability to sustain all life. Our goal is to find and communicate practical ways to achieve that balance. The mission of the foundation is to "protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future" and their vision is "that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature". Biodiversity Facts -Biodiversity has decreased by more than a quarter in the last 35 years
-Half the calories we eat come from just three of the world’s 30,000 edible plants (rice, wheat and corn).
-The extinction of species is 1000 times the natural rate and it is estimated that 34 000 plant and 5200 animal species face extinction in the future.