Suzuki’s entire life dedicated to planet

NANAIMO – Re: Conservation officer investigates carcasses and Suzuki the Don Cherry of TV science, B.C. Views, Feb. 28

To the Editor,

Re: Conservation officer investigates carcasses and Suzuki the Don Cherry of TV science, B.C. Views, Feb. 28.

A couple of articles were upsetting.

Truly they do have a bone to pick with whomever dumped dozens of carcasses in a popular swimming spot.

People’s selfishness is beyond imagining and disconnection with nature why anything should go in water which is the source for nourishment for not only ourselves but other animals and birds in nature.

I am glad a hotline number was included to the conservation people.

Also, what is the idea of name calling  an environmental icon like David Suzuki? He happens to be one of the people who has helped protect our environment in Canada for not just a few years but a lifetime.

Any analyzing of the use of oil and the environmental consequences should make one look into the necessity of alternative energy sources for our future.

When I read this I wondered who wrote the article and wanted to find out more about this person. On Googling his name, I noticed he works for Black Press, whose owner proposed an oil refinery in Kitimat.

I  am sure he does many good things, like  publish this newpaper which many of us, including me, appreciate.

Suzuki is a professor emeritus  at the University of British Columbia, is a recepient of the UNESCO Kalingo Prize for science, the 2009 Livelihood Award and Global 500 and holds 26 honorary degrees from universities around the world. Now this means something.

Della Burford

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