website and blog of Dr. Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Executive Director, Project Drawdown. Climate & environmental scientist, focused on solutions.

Latest Posts

Occam’s Razor for the Planet

The simplest environmental solutions are often the best. They’re proven. They’re available now. And they can help us avert disaster. So…

We Need 4 Waves of Climate Action

Every climate solution works differently, unfolding at different speeds. We’ll need them all, traveling in parallel waves.

To Stop Climate Change, Time is as Important as Tech

Despite what many think, climate change is as much a problem of time as technology. We already have tools to get started. What we don’t…

Carbon Offsets Should Make You Nervous

Greenhouse gas “offsets” — where you pay others to reduce their pollution today, or bet on schemes to remove yours tomorrow — are all the…

We Need to See the Whole Board to Stop Climate Change

Addressing climate change is like playing chess. We need to use all the pieces, employ multiple strategies, and always see the whole board.

Standing Up for America

A statement regarding the recent events in the United States

Hiding in Plain Sight

I’ve been dealing with clinical depression my entire life. It’s often been a miserable experience, and it’s taken years to learn how to…

Promises We Keep to the People We Love

For centuries, people have worked to ensure one basic thing — that the next generation would have a better life than they did. I learned…

COVID Will Change Us All

What will the post-COVID world look like? I don’t know, but it will change us forever.

Your Personal Action Guide for the Environment

Solving our biggest environmental problems will require huge changes in policy and business practice. But it turns out that our personal…


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