November 28th, 2021

David Suzuki apologizes for remark on pipelines being “blown up” over climate change


By The Canadian Press on November 25, 2021.

Environmental activist David Suzuki speaks during a rally in Vancouver on October 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Environmentalist David Suzuki has apologized for comments he made about pipelines being blown up if government leaders don’t urgently address climate change.

In a statement on Thursday, Suzuki says his comments to CHEK News on Saturday were a result of his frustration at government inaction as climate change gets worse.

Suzuki was asked in a media interview what he thinks may happen if government leaders don’t urgently address climate change after a protest was held in Victoria on Saturday.

He says the suggestion about violence was wrong.

Suzuki says a way must be found to stop the environmental damage that is being done to the planet and “we must do so in a non-violent manner.”

The apology was issued on the David Suzuki Foundation website.

“The remarks I made were poorly chosen and I should not have said them,” it says. “Any suggestion that violence is inevitable is wrong and will not lead us to a desperately needed solution to the climate crisis. My words were spoken out of extreme frustration and I apologize.”

On Saturday, the statement says he told the TV station in response to the question: “We’re in deep, deep doo doo. And the leading experts have been telling us for over 40 years. This is what we’ve come to. The next stage after this, there are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 25, 2021.

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zulu1

Mr. Suzuki, Yoo would not need to apologize if you had kept your mouth shut in the first place. People gor to prison for less.

pursuit diver

When you have someone of his media power saying there will be pipeline explosions you may as well have hired someone to do it.
Interesting that someone who flies around the world on planes made of petroleum products, fueled by petroleum products and heats his home probably with natural gas or propane wants to shut down a pipeline for other countries in the world, so they can reduce coal use and kerosene use! Or does he heat his home with wood, emitting major GHG’s!
Canada only emits 1.6% of the world’s GHG’s while China emits over 30%. China, the US and the EU emit almost 60% of the world’s GHG’s, yet Canada which can make very little difference is being asked to make the biggest changes. Does that make sense? Who do you think could make the biggest difference if they reduced their emissions by even 10% . . . If China cut back 10% that would be double Canada’s total emissions!
There is more going on here, but many are blinded by the smoke and mirrors!



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