Check out this video to hear David Suzuki's Earth Day message.
What else does David have to say?
"On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, it's worth remembering that the environmental movement really began in 1962 when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring. When her book came out, there wasn't a single department of the environment in any government on the planet. This popular movement has come a long way since then, and we now have a much better understanding of the breadth and magnitude of the environmental issues we're facing.
Our challenge today is about action. It's no longer just about picking up litter, recycling and protecting whales and seals. We are currently embroiled in an immense experiment that is compromising the very life-support systems of the planet and that will dictate the fate of our children and grandchildren. People know we are in an ecological crisis of unprecedented proportions. What is needed now is the will to marshal the immense creative forces to meet this challenge."
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