David Suzuki Wins 'Alternative Nobel' from Right Livelihood Foundation
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For "Raising Awareness on Climate Change"
Canadian eco-hero David Suzuki might not be getting a Nobel prize like Barack Obama, but his life's work has not gone unnoticed. The Right Livelihood Foundation, which was founded in 1980 by Swedish-German philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull to "recognize work that he felt was ignored by the Nobel Prizes," will give an honorary award to Suzuki. The prizes will be handed out at the Swedish parliament on Dec. 4, a week before the actual Nobels.
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Congrats! A Well-Deserved Honor
The prize citation for Suzuki says: "For his lifetime advocacy of the socially responsible use of science, and for his massive contribution to raising awareness about the perils of climate change and building public support for policies to address it".
David Suzuki is one of the most brilliant scientists, and communicators about science, of his generation. Through his books and broadcasts, which have touched millions of people around the world, he has stressed the dangers, as well as the benefits, of scientific research and technological development. He has campaigned tirelessly for social responsibility in science. For the past 20 years, he has been informing the world about the grave threat to humanity of climate change and about how it can be reduced.
For more about David Suzuki, check out his foundation's website: The David Suzuki Foundation
Via Right Livelihood Foundation, CBC, Globe and Mail
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