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Born: 1936-03-24
Profession: Scientist
Nation: Canadian
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One of the joys of being a grandparent is getting to see the world again through the eyes of a child.

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Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.

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Scientists have been warning about global warming for decades. It's too late to stop it now, but we can lessen its severity and impacts.

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The truth is, as most of us know, that global warming is real and humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels.

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The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases.

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Ultimately we need to recognize that while humans continue to build urban landscapes, we share these spaces with others species.

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Water is our most precious resource, but we waste it, just as we waste other resources, including oil and gas.

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We have altered the physical, chemical and biological properties of the planet on a geological scale. We have left no part of the globe untouched.

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We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets.

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What about our children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren? Do we not want them to live healthy and happy lives?

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When I was a kid, being outside was the norm. Rain or shine, our parents would tell us to get out of the house.

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As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside.

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Humans are an infant species, a mere 150,000 years old. But, armed with a massive brain, we've not only survived, we've used our wits to adapt to and flourish in habitats as varied as deserts, Arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, wetlands and high mountain ranges.

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If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly.

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With the world's human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can't control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose.

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Although it's difficult, if not impossible, to put a dollar value on the numerous services nature provides, leaving them out of economic calculations means they are often ignored.

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Beyond reducing individual use, one of our top priorities must be to move from fossil fuels to energy that has fewer detrimental effects on water supplies and fewer environmental impacts overall.

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Conserving energy and thus saving money, reducing consumption of unnecessary products and packaging and shifting to a clean-energy economy would likely hurt the bottom line of polluting industries, but would undoubtedly have positive effects for most of us.

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Doing all we can to combat climate change comes with numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and associated health care costs to strengthening and diversifying the economy by shifting to renewable energy, among other measures.

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From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.

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Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that food.

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Hydraulic fracturing requires massive amounts of water. Disposing of the toxic wastewater, as well as accidental spills, can contaminate drinking water and harm human health.

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I've always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it?

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If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.

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If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.

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It's not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren't the worst problem with fracking.

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Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.

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Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods.

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Rapid population growth and technological innovation, combined with our lack of understanding about how the natural systems of which we are a part work, have created a mess.

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Some argue we should get coal, oil and gas out of the ground as quickly as possible, build more pipelines and make as much money as we can selling it here and abroad. Their priorities are the economy and meeting short-term energy needs so we can live the lives to which we've become accustomed.

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Some solutions are relatively simple and would provide economic benefits: implementing measures to conserve energy, putting a price on carbon through taxes and cap-and-trade and shifting from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources.

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Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs continue to climb at unsustainable and frightening rates?

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The damage that climate change is causing and that will get worse if we fail to act goes beyond the hundreds of thousands of lives, homes and businesses lost, ecosystems destroyed, species driven to extinction, infrastructure smashed and people inconvenienced.

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The government's desire to expand global trade may be understandable, but we mustn't give away too much. We must tell our elected representatives to at least delay the Canada-China FIPA until it has been examined more thoroughly, and to reconsider the inclusion of investor-state arbitration mechanisms in all trade deals.

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The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades - and evidence is mounting that what's happening is more severe than predicted, and will get far worse still if we fail to act.

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Think about a seed. Once it lands, it's stuck. It can't move to find better soil, moisture or sunlight. It's able to create every part of itself to grow and reproduce with the help of air, water and sun.

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We humans have become dependent on plastic for a range of uses, from packaging to products. Reducing our use of plastic bags is an easy place to start getting our addiction under control.

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We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.

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The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.

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Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

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We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies.

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If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

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We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.

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All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident.

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The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

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The failure of world leaders to act on the critical issue of global warming is often blamed on economic considerations.

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We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.

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In the environmental movement, every time you lose a battle it's for good, but our victories always seem to be temporary and we keep fighting them over and over again.

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Planting native species in our gardens and communities is increasingly important, because indigenous insects, birds and wildlife rely on them. Over thousands, and sometimes millions, of years they have co-evolved to live in local climate and soil conditions.

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For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority.

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Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary.

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Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary.

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Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favor the interests of business over citizens.

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Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.

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Because countries often have differing political and economic systems, agreements are needed to protect those invested in trade.

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Faced with the evidence, many deniers have started to admit that global warming is real, but argue that humans have little or nothing to do with it.

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Feeding our energy appetite is top of mind for many people these days.

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It's time we stopped ignoring the environment. Let's not let another election go by without making this a high priority.

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Just as human activity is upsetting Earth's carbon cycle, our actions are altering the water cycle.

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Many scientists and economists also say putting a price on carbon through carbon taxes and/or cap-and-trade is necessary.

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More than a billion people lack adequate access to clean water.

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Most North Americans know that human-caused global warming is real, even if political leaders don't always reflect or act on that knowledge.

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