The speeches by Jonathan Foley zero in on the agricultural factor as the contributing culprit behind climate change's downward spiral.
Foley attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for his bachelors and graduate degree. He joined the faculty immediately afterwards, staying for 15 years. This is where he founded the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. Continuing his career as a professor, he moved on to the University of Minnesota in 2008, where he has been ever since.
Foley's work has earned him recognition with the most recent National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Award, amongst numerous others like the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
By breaking down a daunting issue as the need to consider both food security and environmental security, the speeches by Jonathan Foley raise difficult questions for the future.