6:30pm – Monday, November 29 on ABC1
Monday, 29 November 2010 On Talking Heads tonight, the final episode for the year, Peter Thompson interviews a man who is worried about the possible extinction of the human species.
David Suzuki has been called both an environmental superman and Dr Doom. An elder among eco-warriors, he’s a Canadian geneticist turned activist and leading broadcaster.
Suzuki says we are elevating corporations and financial markets ahead of the things that keep us alive. He makes the point that the atmosphere blanketing the Earth is only of a similar thickness to cling-wrap around a basketball.
“I’m often accused of being a pessimist, but I don’t think I am.” As a broadcaster, Suzuki has helped popularise many environmental ideas. On Talking Heads he shares his thoughts after a lifetime of thinking about life on Earth.
And we find out how a Japanese-Canadian, interned during the Second World War, has become a leader in his own country, and the world.
“Pearl Harbour was the single most important event shaping my life.” For six years, working out how people tick has been fertile ground for Talking Heads. David Suzuki is no exception…