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'We remain utterly dependent on nature.' David Suzuki reflects on our advances in the past 60 years

The Nature of Things has documented many ‘dire environmental problems,’ but has always tried to offer solutions

The Nature of Things has documented many ‘dire environmental problems,’ but has always offered solutions

My TNOT: David Suzuki

The Nature of Things

6 months ago
2:11
David Suzuki reflects on all the advances in science and technology that humans have made within his lifetime, but reinforces our dependence on nature for clean air, water, soil and sunlight. 2:11

In the 60 years The Nature of Things has been on the air, there have been incredible advances in science. As host for over 40 years, David Suzuki has seen many of those advances first-hand. When he was growing up, "there were no satellites, computers, jet planes, microwave ovens … back then, we didn't know what DNA did!"

However, in the years of reporting on the incredible advances our species has made, the show has also shown the damage we have done to our environment and wild places.  "We take pride in being an intelligent species … but we've become so infatuated with our achievements, that we forget that we are every bit as dependent on clean air, clean water, clean soil and clean energy from the sun, as any other species."

"We remain utterly dependent on nature," he says, but "while documenting dire environmental problems, The Nature of Things always tries to show what can be done to solve them."

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