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David Suzuki Biography : Environmentalist and Scientist
Famous for : Being an outspoken environmental activist, for hosting a number of successful television programs that focus on science and nature, and for publishing more than thrity books.
Suzuki details : Born - March 24, 1936 Vancouver, Canada / Lives - Canada


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David Suzuki is a internationally known environmental activist and scientist. Although he is well known for his radio broadcasts in Canada, he's become an international celebrity through the television show The Nature of Things. Suzuki also cofounded the David Suzuki Foundation for the promotion of living in balance with the natural world.

David Suzuki was born on March 24, 1936 in Vancouver, Canada to Kaoru Carr and Setsu Suzuki. Suzuki and his twin sister Marcia were grandchildren of Japanese immigrants who came to Canada in the early part of the 20th century. Because of his ancestry, Suzuki, along with his family, was sent to an internment camp in British Columbia during the Second World War. During that time, the government sold the family's dry-cleaning business and sent Suzuki's father to a work camp in Slocan. The family was released at the end of the war.

When Suzuki and his family left the camps, they were forced by the government to move east of the Rockies. They chose Islington, Leamington, and London as their homes. It was during this time that Suzuki first became aware of his interest in nature.

Once the family settled in Lemington, Suzuki attended Mill Street Elementary School followed by London Central Secondary School in London with the family's last move. After finishing his preliminary education, Suzuki left Canada to study at Amherst College in Massachusetts where he earned his BA followed by his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago. He graduated in 1961 and began his career by studying genetics. In 1963 he returned to Canada to teach with the zoology department at the University of British Columbia. He worked as a professor for almost forty years.

Seven years after beginning his professorship, Suzuki started a children's television show entitled "Suzuki on Science". Four years later, in 1974, he started Quirks and Quarks, a radio program and also hosted a show on CBC Radio until 1979. He also hosted another program called Science Magazine.

In 1979 Suzuki began hosting what would become his most well-known program called The Nature of Things. This television show, run by CBC, was designed to help stimulate broader interest in nature, wildlife, and a more sustainable society. He also hosted the PBS series The Secret of Life and the 1985 series A Planet for the Taking which won him a United Nations Environment Programme Medal. In 2002 Suzuki created a mini-series for Canada public television called The Sacred Balance and continues to promote sustainable practices and respect for nature through his talks and media outlets.

Suzuki established the David Suzuki Foundation in order to help promote sustainable development and humans living in balance with nature. In order to live by their own rules, the foundation implements a carbon neutral energy program by purchasing carbon offsets from renewable energy and energy efficient projects.

Suzuki remains outspoken about the human-involvement in climate change and society's lack of action to change practices. At times he has accused certain scientists of speaking against climate change in order to lobby for oil and energy companies. Although some of his speeches have been controversial, Suzuki has amassed a following of companies and individuals who share in his work and beliefs.



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The fact of the matter is that today, stuff-selling mega-corporations have a huge influence on our daily lives. And because of the competitive nature of our global economy, these corporations are generally only concerned with one thing.. the bottom line. That is, maximizing profit, regardless of the social or environmental costs.
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