This is Jonathan Foley’s Ted Talk – The Other Inconvenient Truth. The winner of the Environment award, Dr. Foley serves as an important voice on the study of complex environmental systems, and as a pioneer in understanding global ecosystems, land use, and the environmental implications of modern agriculture. His recent work has focused on reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture worldwide while simultaneously feeding a growing population.
In this lecture, he looks at how we typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it’s not? Here he shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.