David Suzuki near 80 – “Getting old is actually quite liberating”

In Nuvo Magazine, an interesting profile piece on pioneering Canadian activist and writer David Suzuki, ‘Foundation of Change‘.

Today, most scientists agree that climate change, with its dire implications, is the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Global-warming deniers have taken on the taint of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Yet, Suzuki admits, we’ve made surprisingly little progress in persuading the public, and the politicians, that the path we’re on ends in disaster in a very few generations. The growth of carbon dioxide emissions, mainly from fossil fuel, remains a threat. Carbon in the atmosphere keeps accumulating. In 2014 the average global temperature was the highest ever recorded.

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Rio Tinto and the Great Olympics Greenwash

From Al Jazeera‘s ‘People & Power’ series:

London will soon play host to the 2012 Olympics, which organisers boast will be the most environmentally friendly ever. But with the metal for all the medals coming from one huge polluting hole in the ground in Utah, could it be more greenwash than green? In this episode, People & Power investigates alleged violations of environmental standards by a key sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games.