VICTORIA, British Columbia (LifeSiteNews) – Millionaire extremist and Canadian environmentalist activist David Suzuki was blasted for suggesting that Canada’s oil and gas pipelines could be “blown up” if the government does shut down the nation’s oil and gas industry.
“There are going to be pipelines blowing up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” the 85-year-old Suzuki told CHEK News this past Saturday.
Suzuki’s comments were made at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Victoria over the weekend at which many were demanding the insane notion that the government shut down the nation’s oil and gas industry right away.
Suzuki said at the protest that people should get used to not eating any fresh produce so that less fuel would be burned by trucks and trains to transport food.
He then claimed that he was at the rally as “we’re headed in a direction of extinction and we’re rebelling against it. That’s why I’m here.”
Suzuki also said Monday that he “saw the power of civil disobedience.”
He then stood by his comments made Saturday in a subsequent interview earlier this week.
“We’ve come to a time where civil disobedience is what we have to do now,” Suzuki told CHEK News.
He then said people need to put “our bodies on the line” and if they do not, “then I fear what the next stage will be, which will be people will start to blow up pipelines.”
Suzuki’s comments drew swift rebukes from politicians and political commentators.
Mike Farnworth, the deputy premier and public safety minister for British Columbia, said Monday that Suzuki’s comments are “not helpful at all,” then added, however, that a “climate action plan” is the “way forward” but not by “making statements that alarm people or cause concern.”
Erin O’Toole, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast Suzuki for advocating violence.
“This (Suzuki’s) type of rhetoric is dangerous and undemocratic. It implies that energy workers and infrastructure should be targets for acts of terrorism. All political leaders should unreservedly condemn this statement,” O’Toole tweeted.
Even the David Suzuki Foundation appeared to distance itself from its founder’s comments.
“On Nov. 20, at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Victoria, David Suzuki said ‘pipelines will be blown up’ if leaders don’t act urgently to address the climate crisis. When David speaks publicly, he speaks on his own behalf – not for the David Suzuki Foundation,” the foundation tweeted.
However, the David Suzuki Foundation also appeared to support its founder as well.
“David Suzuki has been predicting environmental consequences for decades. Similarly, this comment was a predictive reflection on the escalating stakes and potential for conflict due to the effects of human-caused climate change,” the foundation tweeted.
Jason Nixon, the environment minister for Canada’s top oil and gas producing province of Alberta, blasted Suzuki’s comments in government chambers on Monday.
“David Suzuki is so out of touch with the real world that he advocates for eco-terrorism … towards Canadian people and industries,” Nixon said. “This is completely unacceptable and extremely reckless.”
Nixon added that “Suzuki doesn’t just hate pipelines that want to carry the most ethically produced oil for export around the world. The truth is: David Suzuki hates Alberta.”
Alberta Conservative Premier Jason Kenney took to Twitter to blast Suzuki as well on Monday.
“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,” Kenney tweeted.
Suzuki is well known in Canada for promoting extreme environmentalism, despite the fact it became known a few years ago that he owns four large million-dollar-plus houses, one of which he is alleged to co-own with a fossil fuels company.
Cory Morgan, an Alberta political columnist and journalist for the Western Standard, also blasted Suzuki.
“People trying to defend David Suzuki’s talk about blowing up pipelines don’t appear to understand what incitement means. He doesn’t have to say he will do it himself in order for it to be a problem,” Morgan tweeted.
The call for an end to “fossil fuels” by Suzuki and people like him come after a summer 2021 heatwave in British Columbia, as well as recent severe floods in the province.
It also comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau openly called to destroy Canada’s oil and gas sector. At the United Nations’ COP26 “climate change” conference, Trudeau pledged to reach “net zero by 2050.” In effect, if this happens, it would cost thousands their jobs and negatively impact millions of Canadians.
Former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper blasted Trudeau’s COP26 pledge to cripple to oil and gas sector as “inexcusable.”
Recently, a Canadian doctor from British Columbia diagnosed “climate change” as a reason for his patient’s worsening health, despite the fact his patient had pre-existing health issues and lived in a trailer with no air conditioning during a summer heatwave made worse by forest fires.
A June 2017 peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician confirmed that most of the recent global warming data have been “fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening.”
LifeSiteNews co-founder and managing director Steve Jalsevac has written extensively on the climate change movement, stating that there is much evidence that it is “the latest and largest-ever-in-history scheme by globalist elites to impose a secularist, anti-life and anti-family New World Order with world governance and removal of all national borders.”
“It would ultimately destroy most of the traditional rights and freedoms and sovereignty of individual nations that have been won at great cost in the past,” Jalsevac wrote.