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This will be David Suzuki's last season of The Nature of Things

After 43 years as host, Suzuki will retire in 2023. 'I am so grateful to Canadians who have kept us on air, and to the CBC for sticking with me.’

After 43 years as host, Suzuki will retire in 2023

David Suzuki has hosted The Nature of Things, TV’s longest-running science series, since October 24, 1979. (David Suzuki Foundation)

After 43 years hosting The Nature of Things, this upcoming season will be David Suzuki's last: he's retiring in the spring of 2023.

 "I have been fortunate to have been endowed with good health which has enabled me to remain the host of the series long after my 'best before date'," said Suzuki. 

He's hosted The Nature of Things, TV's longest-running science series, since October 24, 1979.  Throughout its 62-year run, it's presented dramatic and insightful stories that are driven by a scientific understanding of the world. 

"I am so grateful to Canadians who have kept us on air and to the CBC for sticking with me," added Suzuki. 

"The Nature of Things is a unique series that stems from an ecocentric rather than anthropocentric perspective, a critical understanding of how we got into the mess we are in and how to move out of it."

David Suzuki with the keys to a TRS-80 Model III, released in 1980 through Radio Shack. (CBC Still Photo Collection)

Suzuki is a world-renowned environmentalist and science broadcaster. Before his career in media, he was a distinguished professor and geneticist. He has authored more than 50 books, received several honorary degrees and awards, and has been recognized by the UN for his environmental leadership. Suzuki is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Companion of the Order of Canada. He also founded the influential non-profit environmental organization, the David Suzuki Foundation.

"Aging is a natural biological process that creates opportunity for fresher, more imaginative input from younger people. And for years I have warned that to ensure the continuation of The Nature of Things we must prepare for the transition when I leave. That moment is now."

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Duration 11:07
World-renowned environmentalist and science broadcaster David Suzuki announces his retirement as host of The Nature of Things and talks to The National’s Ian Hanomansing about his sometimes controversial career and what comes next.

New hosting plans for the series after Suzuki's departure will be announced in the coming weeks.

Watch past seasons of The Nature of Things on CBC Gem. 

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