The 1990s, Suzuki advocates, is a time for change. Examples he examines are, for instance: the garbage clogging our cities, the disappearance of fish and fisheries from our coasts, the changes to our waterways, the world-wide starvation and global warming. David Suzuki considers the realms of science, politics and economics to find not only the source of many of our problems, but also the ground on which we can, and cannot, place our hope for the future. Although the acts and words of individual scientists, politicians and economists can give us some reason for optimism, Suzuki warns us against a blind faith in these pillars of modern society. He lays bare our comfortable assumptions before revealing the source of his hope for the future. David Suzuki offers little comfort for those who feel that the problem lies with others or that it can be solved by other people or groups. Yet while stressing the seriousness of our plight, he shows us how and where to make changes that matter for all our futures.