University of Minnesota
Director, California Academy of Sciences
Jonathan Foley is the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. Foley's work focuses on the sustainability of our civilization and the global environment.
GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking
Preserving Nature Isn’t About Aesthetics. It’s About Necessity.
Changing the Global Food Narrative
Breaking the Cycle of Climate Inaction
Remembering the Dreams of Our Ancestors
The Change We Believe In, But Never Test
It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System
Obama: Stealth Climate Warrior?
New Problems Call for New Solutions
A Tale of Two Worlds
As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen
Is the world better suited for an agreement than it was in 2009?
8 charts and maps show why drought will be a growing challenge in the U.S.
The American West continues to struggle with an historic, years-long drought, with the latest area…
What the “cold economy” means for a warming world
How we meet the world’s demand to keep things cool has major implications for the entire planet.
Let’s stop treating our soil like dirt
One of the most underappreciated resources on our planet, soil does much more than grow crops
This remote region of India is becoming a model of climate resilience
Climate change is inherently a global phenomenon, but changing weather patterns are more often felt…
Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?
A Dutch court recently ruled that greenhouse gas reduction is a state obligation. Here’s what that…
Three things you must teach your kids if you care about the environment
“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a good start. But what the next generation really needs to know is how…
The challenge — and opportunity — of powering Sub-Saharan Africa
Across sub-Saharan Africa, 620 million people — 60 percent of the region’s population — lack access…
: After an 80% drop in krill population since the 70s, scientists express concern:
: "Businesses are taking note, with many preparing to announce new climate initiatives ahead of Paris."
: Dutch climate change case could set an example for the rest of the world:
: Should countries protect citizens from climate change?
New at Ensia: As we prepare for the UN climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen
From Copenhagen to Paris: What we know now that we didn't know then
New at Ensia: As we prepare for the
climate talks, a look at what’s changed since Copenhagen
: Are Countries Obligated to Fend Off Climate Change?