Pipelines may be ‘blown up’ if no action taken – environmentalist guru Suzuki — Analysis
David Suzuki, one of the world’s leading environmentalists, has warned that activists may resort to radical actions unless governments hear their pleas and take more resolute action to tackle climate change.
“We’re in deep, deep doo-doo,”Suzuki was a renowned Canadian scientist and environmental activist who spoke to the crowd at the Extinction Rebellion protest against climate change on Vancouver Island this weekend.
This is what we’re come to. The next stage after this, there are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on.
When asked by National Post Monday whether he supports bombing pipelines Suzuki answered: “Of course not.”
“The violence is coming from the authorities, from the government,”He said. Suzuki also said that he believed some activists might be motivated to use violence because it is a better option. “feel government isn’t [doing] anything.”
Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, tweeted the following: “incitement to violence by David Suzuki is dangerous, and should be condemned universally.”He called for peaceful settlement of all differences. “threats of terrorism.”
This incitement to violence by David Suzuki is dangerous, and should be condemned universally.In Canada we resolve our differences peacefully and democratically, not with threats of terrorism or acts of violence.https://t.co/6qFXmgvOam
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) November 22, 2021
Erin O’Toole, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, also condemned Suzuki’s statement. “It implies that energy workers and infrastructure should be targets for acts of terrorism,”He wrote it on Twitter.
Suzuki has been described as one of the world’s best-known environmentalists. Since 1979, he has hosted and narrated ‘The Nature of Things,’ a popular Canadian TV series about science and the environment.
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