On humanizing science

49 minutes

This week, we’re talking with Dr. Jonathan Foley, executive director at the California Academy of Sciences.

The California Academy bills itself as the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world. He's the author of over 130 scientific articles and has had numerous accolades from the nation's most respected scientific institutions, not only for his global change research, but also his commitment to public outreach, including popular articles in National Geographic, The New York Times, and Scientific American.

In this episode, we talk about the importance of museums and childlike wonder, Jonathan’s writing, tipping points, land use, eating habits, personal responsibility, and so much more.

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Show links:

Jonathan’s piece about his mother’s death: https://the-macroscope.org/science-a-deathbed-promise-and-a-mothers-gift-36cc36ca1a9c#.4q069ygx7

Jonathan’s TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_foley_the_other_inconvenient_truth

Andy on the hashtag #iamascientistbecause

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/scientists-swarm-around-the-twitter-hashtag-iamascientistbecause/

About Andy’s move to ProPublica:
https://www.propublica.org/atpropublica/item/andrew-revkin-to-join-propublica-as-senior-reporter-on-climate-change

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