Jail politicians who ignore science: Suzuki

Editor:

Dear David Suzuki:Have you lost your mind?
Elaine DeWar wrote “Cloak Of Green” which took four years to research. I suggest students pick up a copy and understand once and for all what the “Green Movement” is really about. Once read they may be looking to have you jailed Mr. Suzuki.
Suzuki Says “Sorry, intelligence was never my strong suit.”

 You are worried about Global Warming. Maybe you should start worrying about other things, like the reality that these people envision for you. Enjoy the quotes
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 Jail politicians who ignore science: Suzuki

Environmentalist denounces economists’ obsession with GDP

By Sarah Babbage
The McGill Daily

David Suzuki delivered a scathing and powerful speech to a packed house at McGill Thursday night, calling on young people and business leaders to reverse the demise of ecology at the hand of shortsighted economic theory.

Suzuki, an award-winning Canadian scientist, environmentalist, and broadcaster, kicked off the McGill Business Conference on Sustainability by addressing the conference’s theme of “looking backward and moving forward.”

“The only guide for our future is our past, and we don’t look back,” he said.

Suzuki underlined the importance of looking backward by explaining that, because the past 50 years have seen a boom in technology and population expansion, ideas of economic growth have been skewed.

“That means you have lived your entire lives in a completely unsustainable period,” Suzuki said to the young audience. “You all think [economic] growth and change is normal. It’s not.”

He said we need to do more to look forward, as well. He cited a brochure from 1992 entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”, signed by over 600 of the world’s top scientists, that expressed the seriousness of modern threats to the environment.

“No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished,” he read from the brochure.

He noted that no major news outlets deemed the story newsworthy at the time.

“If that brochure was frightening, the response of the media was terrifying,” Suzuki said, adding that the media was instead preoccupied with celebrity figures.

He urged today’s youth to speak out against politicians complicit in climate change, even suggesting they look for a legal way to throw our current political leaders in jail for ignoring science – drawing rounds of cheering and applause. Suzuki said that politicians, who never see beyond the next election, are committing a criminal act by ignoring science.

mcgilldaily.com

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2 Responses to “Jail politicians who ignore science: Suzuki”

  1. Michael Martin-Smith Says:

    A longtime UK Green campaigner,like Mr David Suzuki in the UK has declared that Freedom and Democracy might need to be sacrificed , to impose carbon rationing – “to Save the Planet!”. Asked if this meant a Green Police State, Mayer Hillman was unwilling to answer, and did not reject the idea. Like an increasing number of Climate activists, he clearly sees a Police State as the lesser of evils. Two centuries of History leave no room for doubt as to the absolute evils of all kinds of police states.

    The effects of Climate Change are uncertain. It is however beyond dispute that ALL Police States, even non-ideological ones, are corrupt, fraudulent, rapacious, unaccountable, suppressive of all thought processes where possible, and, ultimately, homicidal. The first fraud is the claim to “Save the Planet!” Dear old Earth is not at risk at all – but we humans are, whether from wannabe totalitarians or a kinder, if capricious, Mother Nature. I know which I prefer to trust…

    Police States driven by ideology fail, without exception, to achieve their stated goals. A global Green Police State would exceed in horror all past ones , and be far worse than Climate Change! Ideologically induced famine has occurred before ( China 1958-62), but never globally…

    The inevitable venality and corruption of any and all Police States also exceeds by far any technological or freemarket solutions proposed – up to and including the development and colonisation of Outer Space!
    Why should a Green one be any better?

    As Dr Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winning economist, has noted; no Democracy with a Free Press and a modern economy has ever experienced mass Famine. No wonder some want these traits ended…

    Yours sincerely

    Dr Michael Martin-Smith, UK

  2. M. Anderson Says:

    Great post, Dr. Martin-Smith. Greenism has turned into a deeply-entrenched, corrupt religion.

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