The Legacy: About the Book
In his own lifetime, Suzuki has witnessed an explosion of scientific knowledge as well as a huge change in our relationship with the planet-a tripling of the world's population, a greatly increased ecological footprint through the global economy, and a huge growth in technological capacity. These changes have had a dire effect on Earth's ecosystems and consequently on our own well-being. To deal with this crisis, we must realize that the laws of nature have priority over the forces of economics and that the planet simply cannot sustain unfettered growth. We must also recognize the limits of scientific reductionism and the need to adopt a more holistic point of view. Perhaps most important, we must join together as a single species to respond to the problems we face. Suzuki ends by saying that change begins with each of us; all it takes is imagination and a faith in the inherent generosity of Mother Earth.
Co-published with the David Suzuki Foundation.
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As The Legacy releases across Canada, our pre-eminent environmentalist will be at events in cities and towns across the country.
In these appearances, David Suzuki reflects on the massive changes in the world within his living memory - from explosive population growth, to massive technological developments, to the establishment of a global economy. Ultimately, he expresses his faith in human beings' capacity for innovation and he urges us all to dream of a better world and to make it happen.
Here is where and when you can catch David Suzuki starting in September.