Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 7, 2012.
This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series. In this episode he is introduced by Clayton Thomas-Müller, then spoke about the environment with a focus on climate change. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.
David Suzuki is a scientist, author, broadcaster, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, established in 1990 to “work with government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work for social change that today’s situation demands.”
Dr. Suzuki was born in 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was interned at a Japanese relocation camp during the war years. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts and received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Chicago.
The recipient of numerous awards including the 2009 Right Livelihood Award and UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science, Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His newest book is Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet.
He has written, “Each of us is quite literally air, water, soil, and sunlight, and what cleanses and renews these fundamental elements of life is the web of living things on the planet.”
Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.