DAWSON CREEK -- Environmentalist David Suzuki is facing widespread criticism after he told a group of protestors on Vancouver Island on Saturday, that 'there are gonna be pipelines blown up' if leaders don't act on climate change.

During an Extinction Rebellion rally, Suzuki told CHEK News, “'this is what we're come to. The next stage after this, there gunna be pipelines blowing up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on.”

We're in deep, deep doo-doo,' Suzuki, told a CHEK reporter. 'And they've been telling us, the leading experts for over 40 years.

Provincial and National political leaders were quick to condemn the 85 year old’s statements.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said, “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 was joined by Alberta’s Environment Minister Jason Nixon, who condemned what Sukuki said on Saturday.

“Our pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to export ethical Alberta oil across the continent. David Suzuki is so out of touch with the real world that he advocates for eco-terrorism towards Canadian people and industries. This is completely unacceptable and reckless,” said Nixon.

The Federal Conservative Leader also took exception to Suzuki’s statement

“This type of rhetoric is dangerous and undemocratic. It implies that energy workers and infrastructure should be targets for acts of terrorism," said Erin O”Toole.

When the National Post asked Suzuki about his speech, he said there is already violence within the environmental movement, However he pointed the finger at police.

Suzuki said, 'The violence is coming from the authorities, from government, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

'They’re declaring war against those that are protesting.'

Suzuki went on to clarify that he would not support someone bombing a pipeline.

In 2008, many residents around Dawson Creek were on edge after a series pipeline bombings.

Six separate explosions targeted deadly toxic sour gas pipelines near Tomslake. No one was hurt as a result of the bombings.

CJDC TV News reached out to David Suzuki, our calls and emails were not returned.