David Suzuki Biography
(Academic, Enviromental Activist)
Birthday: March 24, 1936 (Aries)
Born In: Vancouver, Canada
David Suzuki is an eminent Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. Born into a third generation Japanese-Canadian family that suffered greatly during World War II, he came to appreciate nature and man’s dependence on it. Conservation, according to him, is a necessity for humankind’s own survival. Through his radio and television programs, he has tried to educate the layperson. Thanks to him, people all over the world began to realize the need to co-exist with nature. Renewable energy, global warming, toxic pollution, climate change, carbon footprint became matters of national policy of many governments across the globe. As a genetic science scholar, he voiced his views on the benefits and also on the ethical problems arising from it. His books on genetics have been prescribed as textbook in the U.S. He has been outspoken on many national issues in Canada including the immigration policy, which he described as xenophobic, and the rights of aboriginal people. He also used the print media to espouse the need to maintain a balance between technological progress and sustainable ecology. A winner of many awards and honors, this broadcaster cum environmentalist is a big celebrity in his country. His foundation has been championing many of the issues that are close to his heart.