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David Suzuki wants Canada to embrace renewable energy before it's too late

Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki discusses how the average Canadian has grown increasingly disconnected from nature, and the steps Canada must take to win the fight against climate change.

"We have to throw everything into it and win."

Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki discusses how the average Canadian has grown increasingly disconnected from nature, and the steps Canada must take to win the fight against climate change. 4:43

With the changes taking place in the arctic, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki says we are running out of time.

He points to something ecologists call the "methane gun" — a sudden huge release of methane that will overwhelm our climate system.

In order to prevent this from happening Suzuki says Canada needs to lead a fundamental revolution and "throw everything into it and win."

In this segment of Canada Is ...  Suzuki says he hopes Canadians embrace a new way of living so that "in the future renewable energy is Canada."

Canada is ... is an online series produced in collaboration with Thought Café showcasing the many facets of Canadian identity. Leading figures in each field explore how their area relates to Canadian culture and capture a part of what it means to be Canadian.

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