On October 9th, David Suzuki released a video statement of his Carbon Manifesto in which he accuses corporations, the canadian government and its citizens of what he calls a “willful blindness” to a worldwide ecological crises.
In his Carbon Manifesto that you can read here, Suzuki declares four accusations; profit before humanity, intergenerational crimes, immoral activity toward vulnerable peoples and willfull blindness to ecological destruction as crimes against our grandchildren.[youtube width=”100%”]HWPblU8VUyM[/youtube]
In the video statement he states, “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course… If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future we wish for human society…No more than one or a few decades remain before the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and the prospects for humanity immeasurably diminished… A great change in our stewardship of the earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably mutilated.”
He says, “Human beings have become so powerful that we are altering the biological, chemical and physical properties of the planet on a geological scale. We must look to the future, and science rather than politics or economics must be our guide.”
Suzuki will stand before a “mock public trial” accused of seditious libel. The event will be held at the Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday, November 6th at 8pm EST. The verdict will be left in the hands of a public jury where audience members and the Canadian public can vote finding him guilty or not guilty of treason. The trial will be live streamed onto the website for this event at www.trialofsuzuki.ca