“David Suzuki’s carbon footprint is immense,” reads the headline.
Excerpts from an article by Colin Craig, in the Toronto Sun, April 30, 2018.
“David Suzuki has spent years telling Canadians that we all need to pay carbon taxes and reduce our carbon footprint. Yet, Suzuki himself loves to travel and has a massive carbon footprint.
But before we discuss his global adventures, consider what the David Suzuki Foundation’s website notes about air travel: “Air travel leaves behind a huge carbon footprint.” The site goes on to note that people should “try vacationing closer to home” or “stay in touch with people by videoconferencing…” to help “stop climate change.”
Now consider that in 2014 Suzuki did a farewell tour across Canada. It was supposed to be his “last national tour” according to the CBC. That tour included “20 stops from St. John’s to Vancouver.”
Since that “last national tour” in 2014, we calculated that Suzuki has made at least eight more trips to cities in Ontario, four trips to Montreal, he has visited Winnipeg a couple times, Atlantic Canada twice and Calgary at least once….
But that’s just Canada … Suzuki has also been to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia too….
Yes, Mr. Suzuki, you’re a capitalist who enjoys wealth, travel and activities that emit lots of carbon dioxide. You’re not the environmentalist you claim to be.”
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Thanks to Gregory F. Fegel for this link