David Suzuki’s Legacy
As part of our Matter of Life and Death events, David Suzuki opened his address by saying he was in the “death zone” where he wants to reflect on the legacy that he’ll be able to leave the world.
“The web of living things around the world… delivers the most fundamental things that we need to survive and flourish”, but even as “clever animals” humans are doing the stupidest things to their planet. He sees that our need for constant growth cannot fit with the urgent need to stop climate change, reduce pollution and reclaim our world. As Suzuki says “We have to get on with re-imagining the future - that’s what got us to this point: our ability to look ahead and dream of a future where we could avoid danger and exploit opportunity. We have to re-imagine that world.”