David Suzuki!

A living Canadian legend dropped by Prairie Dog’s office this afternoon! David Suzuki is in town for the Blue Dot Tour, which goes tonight at seven at the Conexus Arts Centre. You can and should buy tickets here. Musical guests include Jim Cuddy, Greg Keelor and Royal Wood. It will be tons of fun. I … Continue reading “David Suzuki!”

If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm

Nobody has any business mocking those suffering from mental health issues such as bipolar depression. But if your best known political act is running semi-naked through Regina City Hall and screaming for Mayor Fiacco, I think there are a few issues in your life to resolve before you undertake the next stage of your political … Continue reading “If I Could Only Find A David Suzuki/Elizabeth May Double Facepalm”

Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists

How did I miss this? Not only did I miss the story Friday morning but I got an e-mail from the Suzuki Foundation on Saturday, and I missed that, too. Boo me. Anyway, David Suzuki has resigned from the board of his charitable foundation. Here’s an excerpt from his resignation letter: I have reached a … Continue reading “Sunday Bummer: Suzuki Resigns Because PM J.R. Ewing Is Attacking Environmentalists”

Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel

A while back I mentioned the David Suzuki Foundation is hawking deadly T-shirts and other stuff in its gift shoppe. Christmas is coming up, but if you’re not the type to give gifts there’s always selfishness. In fact I ordered myself a shirt the day I wrote that post and today it arrived and it … Continue reading “Shilling For Suzuki: The Sequel”

Taking Responsibility

Don’t blame God or nature for human-caused ecological disasters Science Matters | by David Suzuki Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today? Scientists call the interval since the Industrial Revolution the “Anthropocene”, a period when our species … Continue reading “Taking Responsibility”

Jan. 4–17, 2018

Top 6 Year Of The Dog | by  Chris Scott Province The Lamest Loophole Social conservatives flirt with the Notwithstanding clause, again | by Gregory Beatty World Reef Madness Geo-engineering is the only hope left for our planet’s dying coral | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Taking Responsibility Don’t blame God or nature for human-caused ecological disasters | by David Suzuki Art Weird … Continue reading “Jan. 4–17, 2018”

Shine A Light

A message of hope and renewal in time of darkness Science Matters | by David Suzuki Before Leonard Cohen died on Nov. 7, 2016, he offered a moving, prophetic warning in his final album’s title song: “You want it darker / We kill the flame.” With the Northern hemisphere’s longest night of the year upon … Continue reading “Shine A Light”

Dec. 21, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018

Comic Murray Geister | by Dakota McFadzean Province Business As Usual The government’s new strategy does little to address climate change | by Paul Dechene World Deranged Diplomacy  Trump’s reckless Jerusalem stance panders to evangelical voters | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Shine A Light A message of hope and renewal in time of darkness | by David Suzuki Science The Secret of … Continue reading “Dec. 21, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018”

Too Much Cynicism

Politics can be incredibly depressing. Giving up is much, much worse Science Matters | by David Suzuki In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to … Continue reading “Too Much Cynicism”

Nov. 9 – 22, 2017

BEST OF REGINA 2017! Comic Murray Geister | by Dakota McFadzean City Hall Cop Lots Vs. Sewage Council protects police parking and settles its waste water woes | by Paul Dechene World The Cost Of Equality Was Russia’s October Revolution truly doomed from the beginning? | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Once More With Feeling … Continue reading “Nov. 9 – 22, 2017”

Seeing With New Eyes

Environmentalism: a way of being and perceiving, not a discipline Science Matters | by David Suzuki I’m often introduced as an environmentalist. I prefer to be called a father, grandfather, scientist or author, as these terms provide insight into my motivation. Environmentalism isn’t a discipline or specialty like law, medicine, plumbing, music or art. It’s … Continue reading “Seeing With New Eyes”

Tears For Smears

Bye-bye, bug splatter: the grim truth about clean windshields Science Matters | by David Suzuki Masses of monarch butterflies fluttering across Toronto’s waterfront. Painted ladies (often mistaken for monarchs) descending on Montreal. Combined with the hottest September ever recorded in the Great Lakes region, it’s been a strange time in Eastern Canada. We should savour … Continue reading “Tears For Smears”

October 12 – 25, 2017

Comic Murray Geister | by Dakota McFadzean City Hall Let’s Blame Density Why the RM of Sherwood blocked a little mosque from its prairie | by Paul Dechene World Adult Supervision Nervous grown-ups stand between child-men and a second Korean war | by Gwynne Dyer Science Matters Tears For Smears Bye-bye, bug splatter: the grim truth about clean windshields  | by David Suzuki … Continue reading “October 12 – 25, 2017”

Another Myth Down

Global warming, CO2 and food: we can’t trade quality for quantity Science Matters | by David Suzuki Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution. You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s … Continue reading “Another Myth Down”