Major environmental scientists, activists and thinkers interviewed in Leonardo Di Caprio's film The Eleventh Hour are profiled here - with videos of 'Time Capsule' messages they have recorded for future human generations.



On this page:

David Suzuki

Vijay Vaitheeswaran

Andrew Weil

Bill McKibben






David Suzuki is a Canadian science broadcaster and environmental activist. Since the mid-1970s, Suzuki is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science magazine, The Nature of Things, seen in syndication in over 40 nations. He is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment. Suzuki co-founded the David Suzuki Foundation in 1990, to work ‘to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us.’ The Foundation's priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change, clean energy and sustainability. He served as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association from 1982-1987.

Vijay Vaitheeswaran is the Environment and Energy Correspondent for The Economist, covering developments in politics, economics, business, and technology as they relate to energy issues. Vaitheeswaran was born in Madras, India and grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. He lives in New York City. In 2003 he published the book Power to the People, How the Coming Energy Revolution will Change our Lives, and maybe even Save the Planet

Andrew Weil is an American author and physician, best known for establishing and popularizing the field of integrative medicine. Weil is the author of several best-selling books and runs a website and monthly newsletter, where he answers questions relating to health. He is the founder and Program Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, which he started in 1994 at University of Arizona. Forbes magazine lists his web site as one of the three Best of the Web picks in alternative medicine. Weil appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in 1997 and 2005. Time named him one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997 and one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2005. He was inducted into the Academy of Achievement in 1998.

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the need for more localized economies. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist Church, and his writing addresses the spiritual implications of the climate crisis. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper and thereafterjoined the The New Yorker as a staff writer till 1987. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, where he also directs the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism.