TED VIDEO: Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water? Jonathan Foley

Jonathan Foley is an ecologist and scientist of conscience who is alerting the public to the great risks to humanity caused by the accelerating changes that are taking place at unprecedented rates.

Dr. Foley focuses on the complex relationship between global environmental systems and human civilization, using computer models to analyze changes in land use and resources around the world. Foley is the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences, where he heads one of the greenest museums on the planet.

At Garn Press we take our hats off to Jon Foley. We support his research and his advocacy, and at Garn we are grateful to him for the privilege of including his essay, originally published on the Macroscope website in February 2017, “I’m a Scientist. This is What I’ll Fight For” in the book United We Stand Divided We Fall Opposing Trump’s Agenda: Essays on Protest and Resistance and What We can Do to Stop Him. Here are the last paragraphs from “I am a scientist”:

The pursuit of science offers us hope – hope that we will be a great nation, living on a thriving world, as decent, kind people, with people we love. That is a cause I am willing to work for, live for, fight for and, yes, even die for. And I am not alone.

Please join Garn in giving serious consideration to the critical and time sensitive information Jonathan Foley shares with us in his TED presentation:

About Jonathan Foley’s TED Talk

Ecologist Jon Foley says agriculture is the “most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age.” He says we’re using too much of it to irrigate, and we have to rethink how we farm.

About Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley is the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, where he is also the William R. and Gretchen B. Kimball Chair. In this role, Foley leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world. A world-renowned scientist, his work focuses on the sustainability of our planet and the ecosystems and natural resources we depend on. Throughout his career, he and his colleagues have contributed to our understanding of worldwide changes in ecosystems, land use and climate, global food security, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. This work has led Foley to become a trusted advisor to governments, environmental groups, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders around the world.

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