Podcast: TED Talks series - Jonathan Foley: The Other Inconvenient Truth

TED Talks


17:47 minutes

TED Talks series, FILMED OCT 2010 - POSTED APR 2012 - TEDxTC

A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet.

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Learning Goals

Foley wants to bring the impending agricultural crisis into the mainstream awareness of people's minds.

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Description and Teaching Materials

Listen >> TED Talks: Jonathan Foley:The Other Inconvenient Truth

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This material can be used to explore the agricultural crisis that is rapidly increasing due to the population increase and climate crisis.


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References and Resources

Jonathan Foley studies complex environmental systems and their affects on society. His computer models have shown the deep impact agriculture is having on our planet. Full Bio >>


Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Jonathan Foley: The Other Inconvenient Truth.