Dr. Jonathan Foley is Executive Director of Project Drawdown. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including many highly cited works in Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. has been featured by hundreds of prestigious venues, including the Aspen Institute, the World Bank, the National Geographic Society, the Chautauqua […]

This week, the Democrats took control of Senate committees, after an organizing agreement was reached between Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). Senate Committees have been directed to begin working on climate-related hearings and legislation across all areas of responsibility.  Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the floor […]

In Episode 14 of Earth Intelligence, we interview Dr. Katharine Hayhoe—widely recognized not only for her major contributions to climate science, but for being one of the most effective and influential climate science communicators.  Dr. Hayhoe is Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Department of Political Science, a director of […]

2021 will be defined by major challenges. While we work to emerge stronger and healthier from the COVID crisis, climate disruption is rushing ahead of our efforts to stop it. We must get control of the climate crisis. There are many signs of hope that the world has the potential to overwhelmingly accelerate climate action […]

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the United States Congress met in a Joint Session to count the Electoral College votes certified by the states, to finalize formal approval of the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States. After attending a rally where Donald Trump […]

“Nature is pre-eminent,” says Don Shelby, our host. “Our protection of the natural world will help alleviate the worst of the effects of climate change.” In Episode 11 of Earth Intelligence, we continue our discussion on the rights of Nature. Why does protecting Nature make it easier to protect human rights? What examples can point […]