Ivey School of Business economist Mike Moffatt joins Charles Adler to talk about David Suzuki's economic ignorance - and reality.
Full story: Suzuki vs. Reality
Do you believe what David Suzuki tells you?
I guess the negative posts below come from better informed individuals though.
Corporate VP, 2012-11-07 14:19:47
what would He say about the Steam Engine that Railroads at one time used?
Rick Armstrong, 2012-11-05 17:57:54
Rick W., 2012-11-05 10:49:02
For years I have diagreed with Mr.Suzuki but could never find any favor with others. I believe Mr. Suzuki is a glory hound who would better suited for the evangelist circles. I believe he takes information and exagerates the gross effects to scare people into his train of thought. He has lived the life which shows that to be loud means that you are right, not. You think that with his rightious attitude he would take an oath of poverty to make sure that his rants would be heeded and not use the money to live well off the people who "support" his words or is it just an false front from him, his family,companies and government to join the band wagon and appear to be as considerate to the enviroment? If the Suzuki family truly believe in there cause let them remove themselves from the avails of public money by living as a common average person and give the millions of dollars to worthy fuctional enviromental causes. Who am I?, I am nobody with any amount of education or money and of corse with no money comes no clout. I am just tired of the people who complain with no practicle solution for the problems. We have contributed to the world as it is but we are not the cause. Ice has to melt, as it melts it creats more water which in turn helps speed up the melting of ice which raises the temp. because of the lack of ice. We live in a pardox which existed before time. to repair the issues means to retrain the earth. Maybe I am out to lunch but this is the way I see the issue. We did not create all or the problems but we do assist in the problems.
Brian Gozjolko, 2012-11-04 16:47:53
Did he and Madoff go to the same school?
canadian patriot, 2012-11-04 12:40:43
Of course everyone should take all the steps they can to minimize their environmental impact, but to condemn governments for not ignoring the impact to the economy (and by extension, the cost of feeding our families) of implementing every green scheme that comes down the pipe (usually at great cost for small effect) just shows how out of touch he is.
The truth in what he says is muted by his over zealous arrogance.
uplink, 2012-11-03 10:38:21
I do believe that there is a lot of truth to his stance and I think we as a species can and must show a little more respect to the planet we call home.
If not for the planet's sake or the myriad of species that share it with us then for our descendants'.
Yet it seems that every other stance is either totally behind Suzuki or they think he's a nutbar with extra nuts.
Corporate greed, Pollution and smog has decimated thousands upon thousands of species. Species our grand kids will only know about from history books.
That's criminal in my mind.
The same culprits are responsible for untold thousands of deaths among humans annually.
Despite what the naysayers claim, CO2 (and other by products of civilization) is a greenhouse gas that has been proven to trap heat in our atmosphere.
Although they are right when they point out that CO2 is a naturally occurring phenomenon and is released in huge quantities through natural processes, does that negate the billions of tons of this gas spewed into our atmosphere annually? or are we enhancing the natural process to a potentially dangerous tipping point?
Yes the planet goes through hot and cold cycles naturally. The most obvious being seasonal variation.I dare say that most of you would think that adding more wood to the fireplace in summertime would be foolish, yet pumping even more heat trapping gases into the atmosphere is OK because it happens in nature anyway? Until we know without a doubt that it will have no detrimental affect on future generations, I think we need to be a little more circumspect.
When I look at the raping and pillaging of this planet, and the garbage and pollution we strew indiscriminately I wonder how we ever came to the conclusion that humans are a rational species.
Floating islands of trash in the pacific ocean, pollution in the antarctic, destruction of rain and arboreal forests, An ever increasing number of species rely on zoos to guarantee their continued existence, strip mining and contamination of water sources.
It's insane the way we can make excuses and rationalize our actions.
CliffStir, 2012-11-02 16:24:46