Suzuki Climate Theater at the University of Alberta Sparks Outrage

Outrage over University of Alberta Honorary Degree to David Suzuki Expands into Calls for Investigation into Rigged Climate Change Policy says Friends of Science

The University of Alberta recently announced it would confer an honorary degree on Dr. David Suzuki, sparking an outrage amongst out-of-work oil sands professionals whose industry faces pipeline blockades by anti-oil activists, says Friends of Science. Evidence of millions of dollars of foreign funding to many ENGOs, including the David Suzuki Foundation, to push climate change policies and pipeline blockades has Canadians calling for investigations and repeal of such policies on grounds of foreign interference.

David Suzuki trying to scare children at Christmas while asking for money.


Friends of Science Society says outrage has erupted in Alberta over the April 10, 2018 announcement, reported in the Edmonton Journal, that Dr. David Suzuki would be awarded an honorary degree at this year’s convocation. Despite Suzuki’s success as host of the popular CBC show “The Nature of Things,” in recent years his anti-pipeline/anti-oil/climate change catastrophe rhetoric has influentially led to pipeline blockades keeping Alberta oil sands product landlocked, exemplified in Suzuki’s blog article of April 19, 2018.

The public outcry comes from thousands of University of Alberta graduates in the sciences, engineering and business, many of whom are now jobless thanks to a long-term strategic attack on Alberta’s oil sands in the “Tar Sands Strategy,” an economic siege, funded by numerous foreign funds, as reported by the Financial Post on Feb. 9, 2018.

In 2011, Dr. Suzuki hosted a documentary co-produced with CBC entitled “The Tipping Point: Age of the Oil Sands.” Despite a plethora of factual oil sands information available from Alberta Environment and various industry organizations, the filmmakers included only one industry expert and reported by omission and conjecture, according to critics.

The research and the documentary drove virulent hatred against the oil sands world-wide and the term ‘dirty oil’ was coined by anti-oil sands activists.

According to a Matthew Nisbet (2014) paper, in 2006 several large philanthropies banded together to create “ClimateWorks” and fund local ENGOs world-wide, with the ultimate objective of implementing global cap and trade systems, but with no regard to socio-economics.

Krause and other researchers have found hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign funds poured into numerous large and small Canadian and international ENGOs, universities and social groups, applied to skewing public opinion against the oil sands and in favor of climate change policies for renewables, which generate the trade-able Renewable Energy Certificates used in aspects of cap and trade.

In the 9th Annual International Funding for Indigenous Peoples report of 2010, it was clear that aboriginal groups and ENGOs were being rallied to block Keystone XL pipeline, with the objective of shutting down the oil sands.

Ecojustice Canada, recipient of foreign funds, has persistently challenged pipeline approvals. They ran an extensive, negative campaign against the National Energy Board of Canada, previously considered one of the most stringent infrastructure review bodies in the world.

The Oak Foundation grant database lists a grant to West Coast Environmental Law for $97,131 “to constrain development of Alberta’s tar sands through a legislative ban on crude oil tankers on British Columbia’s north coast. This would necessitate the cancellation of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal…” and that was the effective outcome.

Many Canadians say climate policies have been rigged by foreign funded ENGOs and are calling for a repeal of any policies stemming from the advocacy by groups and individuals like Dr. Suzuki. In 2013, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reckoned that Canada was losing $50 million a day due to pipeline blockades.

Friends of Science Society says climate change is a handy ‘umbrella’ for what they say is simply a trade war cloaked in green.

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April 26, 2018 10:02 am

Climate change?
Last week it was 25C
Today it was 14C
Typical English weather.

Reply to  fretslider
April 26, 2018 3:57 pm

Get your tan standing in the English rain?

Brian Adams
Reply to  Matthew W
April 26, 2018 4:28 pm

In the Pacific Northwest, it’s called “liquid sunshine”.

Reply to  Matthew W
April 26, 2018 11:55 pm

We don’t tan. We rust.

old construction worker
Reply to  Matthew W
April 27, 2018 4:53 am

What the name of that trench coat? That right, London Fog

Russ Wood
Reply to  Matthew W
April 29, 2018 9:25 am

Mike Harding had it, in a poem about a ‘typical’ British seaside holiday:
“It rained an’ rained for most of the day
But we all got brown in a funny sort of way
– It were rust!”

April 26, 2018 10:02 am

I’m ashamed that UofA has apparently abdicated the last figment of scientific integrity by honoring Suzuki for his irresponsible and destructive activities. Activities which continue to greatly diminish our country’s ability to support health, education, welfare and infrastructure costs through the development and export of our rich, natural resources. No alumnus contributions from this Engineer, I’m sorry to say.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  mrmethane
April 26, 2018 11:09 am

Hit ’em in the pocketbook:
I’ve told a few charities and community groups that I don’t go where I’m not welcome, and my money and time don’t go where I’m not welcome.
Taking my money and staying home…

U of A Geo Grad
Reply to  mrmethane
April 26, 2018 12:05 pm

As a University of Alberta Alumnus, with an Honors degree in Earth Sciences, I am appalled that Suzuki should be so feted. In the 1970’s he made the tour at U of A, preaching alarmism about the Coming Ice Age. Now they want to give him an honorary degree for preaching alarmism about it’s exact opposite?
Suzuki is also a hateful, intolerant anti-science activist. He openly advocates jailing those who disagree with his particular amalgam of race baiting and hate speech politics and is unfit for any such honor. BTW, I wonder if Suzuki will request his usual cadre of nubile young wenches to serve as his escorts through the halls of campus? Bill Cosby has nothing on this creepy old man.
Shame on you my alma mater! No donations to you after this; my dirty filthy oil lucre is beneath you. And how much did Suzuki charge you to show up? Last I heard he wants $30K.

Reply to  mrmethane
April 26, 2018 1:04 pm

Agreed. I think Suzuki is an idiot.
He should come clean and admit he is a minister of religion.
I do not believe he meets the criteria needed to be considered a scientist.


Reply to  rogerthesurf
April 26, 2018 3:27 pm

Youtube is wonderful. I clicked on that Suzuki video ‘just to see’, and was reaching for the sick bucket within seconds. As soon as clicked the ‘stop’ button, youtube kindly suggested some more videos I might like to watch. One from, showing me how to clean the inlet manifold on my old 1.9 TDI Passat, and another about ‘heavy metal machining part 1’, featuring a man with some real practical skills. Much better.

Brian Adams
Reply to  rogerthesurf
April 26, 2018 4:30 pm

He’s smart enough to have tapped into $millions leveraging the warmist hoax. He’s a whore, but not a stupid whore. IGM (“I got mine”).

Reply to  rogerthesurf
April 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Brian, I agree with what you say, however if Suzuki actually believes what he says, I still think he is an idiot!

Sceptical lefty
Reply to  rogerthesurf
April 27, 2018 2:24 am

@ Brian Adams
Nailed it in less than two lines. Well done!

Reply to  mrmethane
April 26, 2018 4:20 pm

Suzuki’s published newspaper article, stating that the carbon in the glass windows of the cars, is what causes the cars to get hot inside is reason enough for any university to recognize that Suzuki is an idiot and not deserving of any scientific honors.
(He was also involved in a debate where, when Alabama was mentioned (UAH), his kneejerk reaction was to begin to discount any of the data because of the Alabama is redneck country before he caught himself.)
This guy is a bigoted, ignorant piece of shit.

Robert from oz
Reply to  DonM
April 27, 2018 2:14 am

The same man that when challenged about how much money men like him were making he replied “I don’t know any scientist that’s rich”.

Reply to  DonM
April 27, 2018 3:34 pm

an acknowledgement that he knows he is not a scientist?

Reply to  mrmethane
April 27, 2018 7:35 am

From what I can gather , Canada has a real problem with it’s socialist-green Government , and the only way
it can solve that is to ELECT A NEW , CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT very SOON !
I suggest that Canadians utilise the knowledge and debating skills of Prof.Jordan Peterson and also bring
in some like-minded people such as Ben Shapiro from the USA to assist with tactics and policies.
If you can’t get some “common sense law” soon then I fear that you will find that you have been
“legislated into a Socialistic dead end” where you will lose the right of free speech ( and the right to
organise any form of protest against , or opposition to the existing Trudeau Government. It will very
likely be labelled “Hate Speech” and be outlawed by their horrendous “Human Rights Commission’ ).
The Green Agenda” is alive and flourishing in Canada……..BEWARE ! Link :
Just like Pol Pot in Cambodia (was Kampuchea ) you destroy the educated and the honest intellectuals
and those who constitute “anyone with a shred-of-common-sense and decency” and reduce the population
to peasants ; so Canada , under Trudeau , has deliberately begun destroying it’s economic base and it’s
opportunities for it’s “intellectuals” by constraining the Oil Industry whilst lauding the pseudo-scientists
like Suzuki .
I hope that Canadians do not turn out to be like the spineless Swedes who have practically forfeited
the right to live freely and well in their OWN COUNTRY to a well organised , vocal minority who the
Swedes ( in their generosity and naivety ) supported and encouraged to “invade” them…………….and
with the help of the UN ……………and a Neo-Marxist “Green Government” …………..they did !
Swedish culture and values that developed over centuries have been discarded and replaced by a
host of Neo-Marxist Socialist “green” garbage that defies logic or any sense of purpose or sense of
National cohesion. Despite acknowledging that “mistake” NOTHING has been done to rectify it
or to prevent it from continuing or occurring in the future !
So please Canadians…..get off your butts and get organised…….you have a Country to fight for
and a corrupt and malevolent Government to get-rid-of NOW !

April 26, 2018 10:02 am

WUWT could somehow expose the blindness of so many in public places believe who routinely claim that global warming is still happening when even the IPCC has moved forward to recognising the pause. What IPCC has nor done is explain how CO2 causes climate change if it does not cause warming and/or – How does AGW theory explain the two ~30 year pauses that separate the two ~30 year warming periods of the last 100+ years or why satellite data is wrong, as it must be if there is ‘global warming’. But how you make them listen is a mystery

Political Junkie
April 26, 2018 10:07 am

And let’s not forget the fact that Suzuki is a fraud. Watch him flunk Climate Science 100 on Australian TV. He doesn’t have a clue. See the first few minutes of the program.

Reply to  Political Junkie
April 26, 2018 10:40 am

I am amazed those questions were allowed to be asked on the ABC, an organisation that thinks Joseph Stalin was a Right Wing plant.

Reply to  Political Junkie
April 26, 2018 12:28 pm

Of course he flunked it, he’s (or was) an Entomologist. Funny how many doomsayers like Suzuki and Ehrlich come from that discipline.

Malcolm Carter
Reply to  Bill Sticker
April 26, 2018 11:44 pm

Suzuki was a geneticist working with Drosophila fruit flies.

April 26, 2018 10:12 am

The University of Alberta is free to do what ever they want and if they want to give Maggot Man a piece of paper so be it .
Likewise the private donors and students screwed by eco – anarchists can and are pulling their support .
Think about it U of A this hypocrite preaches austerity yet at last count had 5 kids , a waterfront palace on Point Grey Road , one on a gulf island and jet’s around the globe .

Captain Dave
Reply to  Amber
April 29, 2018 4:01 pm

My brother lives on Point Grey Road, and he indicates that you can usually identify Suzuki’s house as the one with all the toilet paper in the trees. Sadly, when I last visited my bro, I did not bring extra T.P.

April 26, 2018 10:19 am

I heard Russia, Russia, Russia this past year, as though somehow Putin had more control over the election process than the actual US government. But this is one area which can yield dividends for Putin. Putin is dependent on high oil prices to maintain his power base. Spending money to cripple competitor’s oil production is cheap.

Reply to  MS
April 26, 2018 10:26 am

I suppose that’s where at least some of the “foreign funds” and ego-bots are coming from.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  MS
April 26, 2018 11:32 am

yes indeed. Putin’s funding the Western ENGOs to thwart domestic oil and gas production has a very high ROI for the Russian economy. Furthermore, it’s not just restricted to the US or Canada. Supporting Chavez -Maduro mismanagement of Venezuela’s domestic oil production is a major reason OPEC has able to recently exceed its announced production cuts, boosting price to near $70 bbl, with little pain from most members. Meanwhile a humanitarian refugee crisis is unfolding in South America is keep US ally Colombia is turmoil due to the exodus of so many desparate Venezualens.

April 26, 2018 10:22 am

The University of Alberta is free to do what ever they want …

They are publicly funded and don’t rely on endowments. The petroleum is big in Alberta. Lots of votes are at stake. I’m guessing that the Friends of Science can find a way to apply enough political pressure to cause real pain for the President of the UofA.

April 26, 2018 10:31 am

Sign the petition to stop the Suzuki honorary award, at Canada Action.

April 26, 2018 10:31 am

He lives like a hypocrite, thinks like a hypocrite and has a long held view of humans in a negative way from 1972,
1972 clip of David Suzuki comparing humans to maggots

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Sunsettommy
April 26, 2018 10:58 am

“Maggot Man” would be a good name for him.

Max Dupilka
April 26, 2018 10:54 am

Stars Air Ambulance service is a privately funded medical emergency service in Canada. They use helicopters to quickly transport accident victims to hospitals. Between 2016 & 2017 Stars has flown 874 missions in Saskatchewan, 1529 air missions in Alberta and 619 in Manitoba….
Some of the following corporate sponsors for Stars are:
Young’s Equipment – Farm Machinery – Regina
Redhead Equipment – Regina
Shell Canada
Trans Canada Energy
Canadian Natural Resources ltd
Crescent Point Energy
…along with many others.
You know who’s corporate sponsorship is absent?
David Suzuki Foundation
Tides Canada
Greenpeace Canada
In fact none of these so called ‘save the planet’ organizations spend a dime. As those holier than thou types look to drive Canada’s energy industry into crippling positions, maybe they should ask themselves if the organizations they support will lift a finger to support the critical infrastructure services that Canadian Energy Industry companies do to the tune of several hundreds of millions via direct contribution and taxes? The answer is, not a chance…

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Max Dupilka
April 26, 2018 11:40 am

Advancing socialism always depends on OPM.

Crispin in Waterloo but really in Potchefstroom
Reply to  Max Dupilka
April 26, 2018 12:36 pm

That is a really interesting analysis and a reasonable conclusion: those who ‘save the planet’ are not very interested in saving the people in the context in which they live and die.

April 26, 2018 11:03 am

David Turpin was president of the University of Victoria from 2000-2013. UVic is home of the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions (PICS).
David Turpin: Suzuki controversy shows U of A champions freedom of thought
David Suzuki is a controversial figure. A Companion of the Order of Canada, his promotion of science literacy and education has been an inspiration to many across the world and a force for major societal change.

April 26, 2018 11:24 am

How much would you like to bet that Maggot Man will receive the Nobel Prize this year?

April 26, 2018 11:26 am

Besides having turned his back on critical thinking several decades ago, Craaaazy Dave has never been a nice person. There are several stories of him being rude and profane and one of those stories came directly to me from the victim (now a former admirer of Craaazy Dave). His general obnoxiousness was highlighted in CBC interview about a year ago wherein he said that now that he is an elder (self appointed?) he has earned the right to be even ruder. Just another example of where Craaaaaazy Dave has completely failed to grasp the concept. If the UofA thinks that character is not a criterion in their award, then bring it on.

Reply to  BCBill
April 26, 2018 11:41 am

“If the UofA thinks that character is not a criterion in their award”
We voted Trump into office.

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
April 26, 2018 12:11 pm

We voted Trump into office.
That’s nothing. We voted in a drama teacher who bears a striking resemblance to Castro.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  ReallySkeptical
April 26, 2018 12:41 pm

Really Useful: U of A should be giving Trump an honorary doctorate. He is the only big personality saving us from тоталiтагуаи global gov by champagne soshulists.

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
April 26, 2018 2:33 pm

As always, the left defines evil as being anything they disagree with.

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
April 26, 2018 2:55 pm

We voted Bill Clinton into office, and repeatedly reelected Ted Kennedy. The Left only gets into morality when it’s not their guy/gal.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  ReallySkeptical
April 26, 2018 3:38 pm

Trump is a character.
Hillary, dishonest and perhaps a crook and a treasonist.
Easy choice. The USA did the right thing.

Reply to  BCBill
April 26, 2018 12:28 pm

i would hope to never meet the man. i would not enjoy the loss of liberty that would surely follow.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  bitchilly
April 26, 2018 2:29 pm

Hmmmm, maybe being an elder would shield me from potential consequences; “Ahhh, he’s just a crazy old man. What’s the point in pursuing charges? Dave will be back on his feet in no time.”

Reply to  bitchilly
April 27, 2018 7:58 am

Reply to “bitch-illy” : “I would hope to never meet the man.”
That is YOUR FAILING , not his.
So far Trump has DELIVERED ( or attempted to deliver ) EVERYTHING HE PROMISED prior to
FROM KOREA it looks as though TRUMP’S ASSURANCES that NORTH KOREA would “cease to
exist soon if they failed to cease their nuclear programme ” has just about come to fruition !
WITHOUT A WAR ! ( Reminiscent of one Ronald Reagan and “The Cold War” ! )
It looks as though “these silly old buggers” ( excepting David Suzuki of course !! )
still have a bit to contribute after all , doesn’t it !
Perhaps your attitude is overdue for a reassessment ?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  bitchilly
April 29, 2018 9:18 am

Trevor, I’m pretty sure Mr/Ms Illy was referring to Suzuki.

Reply to  bitchilly
April 29, 2018 12:35 pm

jeff was almost correct. i was indeed referring to the lying shyster hypocrite suzuki.

D. J. Hawkins
Reply to  bitchilly
May 1, 2018 6:22 am

I have to object to the term “shyster”. That’s an epithet reserved for lawyers, and as far as I know Suzuki is not one of that ilk, R. Istvan excepted.

April 26, 2018 11:30 am

ENGO = “Environmental Non-Governmental Organization
Please spell out the acronym in parenthesis on its first use.
EXAMPLE for above article:
Evidence of millions of dollars of foreign funding to many ENGOs (Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations), including the David Suzuki Foundation, to push climate change policies and pipeline blockades has Canadians calling for investigations and repeal of such policies on grounds of foreign interference.

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Robert Kernodle
April 26, 2018 2:45 pm

Thanks, RK. I was wondering myself….

April 26, 2018 11:45 am
The faculty of engineering at the school is not happy with the decision.

Doug Huffman
April 26, 2018 11:50 am

David Suzuki = Michio Kaku = Neal Degrasse Tyson = Bill Nye, all nonsense non-science guys.

Crispin in Waterloo but really in Potchefstroom
Reply to  Doug Huffman
April 26, 2018 12:39 pm

Dr Suzuki is a geneticist, is he not? I see no reason to under-report his education. What he has been doing – trying to shut down Canadian oil, gas and power generation, is not something he learned in school or university.

Dan Davis
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo but really in Potchefstroom
April 26, 2018 2:40 pm

PhD – U. Chicago – Zoology 1961
Professor – U.B.C – Genetics 1963-2001

Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo but really in Potchefstroom
April 26, 2018 2:45 pm

True. His work in genetics was good. He moved to TV and “The Nature of Things” was a good show. Once he abandoned science and started advocacy he has relegated himself to laughing stock.

April 26, 2018 11:55 am

Canadians calling for investigations and repeal of such policies on grounds of foreign interference.
Plain and simple. Canadians are being sold out by TRAITORS. Canadians taking money from foreigners to advance foreign commercial interests at the expense of fellow Canadians.
And the Canadian government is doing nothing to stop it. nothing. foreign money doesn’t even have to be publicly reported.
So we wouldn’t even know if the government was selling us out.

Reply to  ferdberple
April 26, 2018 12:03 pm

Not only is the Canadian government doing nothing to stop it, they are aiding and abetting the war on Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Trudeau Will Fund Anti-Oil Activists, But Not Pro-Life Groups

Reply to  ferdberple
April 26, 2018 1:03 pm

The Trudeau government is providing financial support for summer jobs, to anti-pipeline activists, the Dogwood Initiative.
Trudeau defends summer jobs grant to anti-pipeline activists on free speech grounds
That may surprise the religious organizations who have been battling the government for months over the same summer jobs grants, thanks to a new abortion clause

Reply to  Cam_S
April 26, 2018 4:30 pm

Canada is in a very bad space when their government funds activists to protest oil pipelines .
What is the opposition doing about this ..
This is direct political interference in lawful business and the people of Canada should be vigorously protesting on at least two fronts.
Firstly a government in a democracy has no right to fund activists to disrupt business out of the governments tax take ,
Secondly there may be many make-work schemes in many countries but most schemes would return some benefit to the wider community.
There will be little hope for democracy throughout the world if governments can get away with such conduct .

Reply to  Cam_S
April 26, 2018 11:13 pm

Not surprising. Canadian government is far more intrusive in the Canadian private sector than in the U.S. government is in the U.S. private sector. If trudeau loses the next election, it is doubtful the Conservatives will do much to reverse the damages. At most they would end the causes of the most popularized damages.

April 26, 2018 11:58 am

If Suzy have any little brains left, it must consider that this is a “scapegoat’ setup.
And when it comes to it, there is no point of martyrdom or heroism to be contemplated at the end of the day, as per such.
Just happens to be a ritual blame on the “dirt” on the altar of the “sacrifice”… an attempt for the real “badies” to get a pass….in the end of the day, a proper “mannianic” condition, which when considered may not be such as a safe place even for the climate barbies.
Good luck to Suzy, with this one.

Political Junkie
April 26, 2018 12:39 pm

Here’s what the U of A dean of engineering had to say:
“I want to close with an apology. I am deeply sorry (ashamed, in fact) for the hurt that we at the University have caused Albertans in the last two weeks. It need not have happened. It should not have happened. My apologies.
Sincerely yours,
Fraser Forbes, Ph.D., P.Eng.
A tax law firm withdrew their financial support for U of A. Some comments:
Sent to MoodysGartner:
“Realizing you’re likely incredibly busy as April 30th approaches, I just wanted to commend your firm for having the chutzpah to publically repudiate the unearned and unwarranted honorary degree being bestowed on David Suzuki by the University of Alberta. This takes great courage in this PC world, but your conviction and support for your province is honourable and admirable.
Mr. Suzuki is largely a fraud and hypocrite, a darling of the CBC and a shameless self-promoter. It was time someone stated that this little pseudo-‘science emperor’ has no clothes. Thank you and please share with your partners/colleagues .
I’d encourage others to support them as well, as they may take some ‘progressive flack’ over being principled.”
Here’s a helpful addition to the accurate but incomplete Suzuki description above:
Buddy says:
April 24, 2018 at 6:10 am
“Mr. Suzuki is largely a fraud and hypocrite, a darling of the CBC and a shameless self-promoter.
He’s also an asshole.”

April 26, 2018 12:44 pm

In 2013, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce reckoned that Canada was losing $50 million a day due to pipeline blockades.

Well, lessee here, April 26 2013 to today is 1826 days @$50 M/day is $91.3 Billion.
Almost serious money, mebbe they should wait for the magic $1T mark and then force a regime change?
Or mebbe not…

Reply to  Yirgach
April 26, 2018 2:18 pm

The biggest reason for the discounting of the price in the barrel of oil is the producers are paying almost $10.00 a barrel to transport this oil by rail car and truck to the markets. Trucking is usually done from the newer operations to a rail terminal. Without the pipeline capacity the extra production is displacing grain shipments and causing a greater carbon footprint moving this oil by rail. This does not take into account the safety of these shipments by rail.

Gary Pearse
April 26, 2018 12:48 pm

I guess we will never see an modern investigative journalist dig into this rich plum pie. It was reported somewhere that money even came from Nigeria to block the XL Pipeline, fueling protests.

April 26, 2018 2:01 pm

Suzuki is a poor man’s Al Gore. Not much different than Dicaprio.

April 26, 2018 2:14 pm

Some facts to digest on this topic.
1. Suzuki has a number of properties in the province of BC. Suzuki’s main house is in West Vancouver and one of the houses in this neighborhood was listed for 14 million dollars last year. His house was of similar size, age and style. He also owns a COMPOUND on a gulf island where his summer house is. Not bad for an academic hack who has never had a real job in his life. The nature of things does not count as a real job.
2. Suzuki is one of the elite when it comes to carbon foot print. Not only does he have a number of large residences but when he often travels it is first class. He gives speeches for around $65,000 an hour. Suzuki has been jetting around the world to spout off on his views on climate change just as much as Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio.
3. Patrick Moore has stated that the oil sands mining is cleaning up some of natures worst natural oil spills. Suzuki went to Ft. Mac Murray and did not go to an actual plant but did some interviews from downtown while calling it the worst environmental disaster known to man. After working in this area for the last 40 years I can tell you that after the oil sands companies are done with their mine sites the land is reclaimed and turned into arboreal forests. If you happen to go into an area before the mine is started (if you can get there at all ) you see a muskeg swamp with no wildlife other than a few birds and water fowl. Land type mammals even moose give these swamps a wide berth.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Boris
April 26, 2018 3:50 pm

Donations do wonders for his houses.
Do not expect help from Trudeau – his right hand mann is Butts from the World Wildlife Fund.

Reply to  Gerald Machnee
April 28, 2018 6:59 pm

I’m not sure “right hand man” is accurate. “Puppet master” may be more appropriate.

Reply to  Boris
April 27, 2018 10:41 pm

A little You tube article about Suzuki’s 5 known houses.

April 26, 2018 3:12 pm

Nobody really needed to yell at or abuse the poor faculty heads who are opposed to giving David Suzuki his latest honorary degree (he has 30 or so) for, essentially, television stardom. The conversations would be more like: “How are you this afternoon, Dean? I was just sitting around, cutting the U of A out of my will, and I naturally thought of you.”

Turpin said “Instead, we must be its [controversy’s] champion. Stifle controversy and you also stifle the pursuit of knowledge, the generation of ideas, and the discovery of new truths.”

This does not seem like a particularly sound defence of a decision that Turpin admits is “unpopular and untimely.” (One reason it’s untimely: a recent spate of news stories about the $824,000 Turpin earned last fiscal year.) He is, so far, the only person who was involved with the decision and is making himself visible to answer for it.

April 26, 2018 3:54 pm

I saw people protesting a gold project in a developing nation once, where foreign funded NGOs told locals the project could cause a tsunami.

Reply to  thingodonta
April 29, 2018 8:22 pm

Therefore denying the locals the fruits of the gold extraction like schooling and medical care paid for by royalties from the mining company.

April 26, 2018 7:53 pm

U of Alberta President is paid about $1.5 million a year – highest paid in Canada with second highest paid President in Calgary. These public servants are no better than pigs at the trough – at least pigs are a lot smarter and would recognize David Suzuki as a serial liar and propagandist for American interest groups.

April 26, 2018 8:35 pm

I despise David Suzuki, not just because he is a gasbag on the environment, but because many years ago, as he was just about to become well known via the mainstream media, I sat across from him on a flight from Vancover to Toronto. He was the most appalling and arrogant man I have ever met. His treatment of the air hostess was nothing short of disgusting. You would have thought the Lord High Ruler of the World was sitting in his seat (he obviously did)…..The Imperial Suzuki in action, even then…..

Hokey Schtick
April 26, 2018 11:21 pm

May I just point out that Santa Claus does not exist.

Reply to  Hokey Schtick
April 27, 2018 12:04 am

Nooooo! Think of the children!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Hokey Schtick
April 29, 2018 9:19 am

Whaaat? I saw him at the mall! 5 malls, actually.

April 27, 2018 1:33 am

” … in 2006 several large misanthropies banded together to create “ClimateWorks” .. ”


April 27, 2018 4:08 am

No, an honorary degree is just not enough for this kindly, old, humble, self-effacing gentleman.. I think he should also be given the UN’s VSPPA [Very Special Person of the Planet] Award too. You know, because of all that enviro-caring, small furry animal stuff that he does. .

Steve O
April 27, 2018 4:48 am

“…climate change is a handy ‘umbrella’ for what they say is simply a trade war cloaked in green.”
— Pay that man five dollars!

April 27, 2018 8:37 am

I saw Suzuki once in Vancouver airport with a min solar panel on his backpack… yet he was using fossil fuel powered jet to fly…
As a CBC host he has allegedly broken all rules of conflict of interest between his CBC job and advertising for Wynne’s campaign in Ontario…
He also brainwashes children because he knows parents would send him packing.

Reply to  TomRude
April 27, 2018 9:05 am

After 10 years of ‘the Nature of Things’ on CBC which included a mixture of common sense truth about our need to protect our environment, with alarmist messaging, we have a generation of Canadians who have been seriously impacted by fear-based ideology.
Thanks Anthony for publishing this story.
Would it surprise anyone to know that the producer of that television series on CBC is now a key person in the Sussex Strategy Group which lobbies municipal, provincial and federal politicians? Are they providing information to these politicians that is accurate? If not, will they be held liable?

April 27, 2018 9:35 am

David Suzuki should get an honorary degree, because…. climate crisis.
Energy industry must not be allowed to bully universities
(By Laurie Adkin, professor of political science, and 108 other staff members of University of Alberta)
Despite recent media attention to the contrary, there is broad support at the University of Alberta, and among alumni and Albertans, for the honorary doctorate being granted to David Suzuki for his lifetime achievements and contributions to Canadian society.

Reply to  Cam_S
April 29, 2018 8:19 pm

David Suzuki’s contribution to Canadian society? All he has ever done was bully industries like logging and oil trying to get his own way. His accomplishments are debatable too, his biggest hit being a CBC shill.

April 27, 2018 3:58 pm

Suzuki was a “special” guest on an incredibly biased show on Australian TV called Q and A.
Suzuki went through his repertoire of pseudo scientific (oxymoron acknowledged) cliches but was exposed as a fool when he did not even know of UAH, GISS or Hadcrut.
A poseur of the highest order


April 28, 2018 4:06 am

I should point out that, in earlier mass delusional religio for profit and power regimes, the Priests whointerpreted the belief were honoured in their lifetimes. Those who presented the truth as an alternative were persecuted, tortured and murdered for them, and only honoured by following generations who were able to prove and apply their work without such restriants. Just one reason Northern Protestant countries left Catholic Inquisition of Southern Europe in its mediaeval backwardness, that the greens apparently wish to return to the technology of, to take over control of the known world. Science and reason wins, because sceience denial must fail, but it takes lifetimes to remove the career liars for power, money and prestige in the elite system of control.
So Max Plank is validated. Real science cannot prevail over fake science until the supporters of the fake science are dead.Hope its not too long, for them, and especially Al Gore who has caused so much misery for so many. They and their studiously deceitful propaganda of their actually distorted beliefs and fake cures kill more and more people from avoidable energy poverty every year, to no useful end for their own personal gain.

Peter Morgan
April 29, 2018 10:13 am

The University of Alberta’s awarding of an honorary Doctor of Science to Suzuki is an insult to Albertans and a discredit to the university. Suzuki abandoned science and any kind of objectivity a long time ago in his campaign to bring down Alberta’s Oil industry.

April 29, 2018 8:16 pm

I personally no longer buy anything made in, or from British Columbia suppliers, not anymore until the pipeline is in and delivering oil, it may be a small gesture, but they can do without my money, more of which will now be spent in Alberta. BC can thank the likes of David Suzuki for the mess they are in.

May 1, 2018 9:17 pm

“Gasoline prices in the Pacific Coast city hit $1.62 a liter (US$4.77 a gallon) on Monday, the highest in North America”

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