The Tragedy of GlobalEcoGuy, Climate Change Planetary Saviour

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h/t Dr. Willie Soon; Climate Scientist Dr. Jonathan Foley wanted to be an Astronomer, but when he heard the call to save the world, he sacrificed his personal desires to become GlobalEcoGuy, planetary saviour.

Dr. Foley is executive director of Project Drawdown. At the top of the page is a donate button, if you give him money I’m sure he will be encouraged to spend more time on twitter sharing his pain with the world.

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John Bell
October 31, 2019 2:19 pm

I bet he uses fossil fuels every day in an effort to get others to stop using them, ironic.

Sweet Old Bob
October 31, 2019 2:24 pm

At least… I did not see Kool-aid on his list …

Bill Powers
October 31, 2019 2:27 pm

Does he account for how he spends the money you give him? And more important, how much more do you suppose he thinks he needs to save the Planet from a problem that doesn’t exit.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Bill Powers
October 31, 2019 4:13 pm

Maybe he uses the cash to build his own (Dr.) Foley studio- to make climate change sound effects for the MSM.
(OK, bad joke)

Reply to  Pop Piasa
October 31, 2019 8:38 pm

What a useless breather but then there are lots of them over there

Gerry, England
Reply to  Bill Powers
November 1, 2019 6:44 am

He could be using Al Gore as his role model – he is not poor is he?

October 31, 2019 2:42 pm

When he was a student he switched from astronomy to climate science because, well you see, he was a humanitarian who put aside his passion to save the planet.


When I was in college I knew a graduate student in astronomy at Northwestern University. Apparently once you get past the undergraduate introductory courses astronomy is extremely difficult. This guy was doing some kind of research on the planet Jupiter that he tried to explain to me. All I really understood is that this is really hard stuff.

In contrast climatology always struck me as fluff science. I attended a few introductory lectures on climatology and there didn’t seem to be much they knew. It was interesting as far as it went, but not especially rigorous or difficult.

While I’m sure that wasn’t the case with the learned Dr. Foley, I wouldn’t be too surprised if quite a few aspiring astronomers couldn’t hack it and switched majors in college to get better grades and an easier major.

Reply to  Marty
October 31, 2019 6:14 pm

Climate science only knows one variable and all of its effects are bad.

Alan Webb
Reply to  Marty
October 31, 2019 8:18 pm

And yet, astronomy is one of the few discipline’s where the amateur astronomer can make useful scientific observations. For example, the search for Near Earth Asteroids. Something the worries me more than climate change.

Reply to  Marty
October 31, 2019 9:37 pm

Read Richard Lindzen’s views about the quality of students entering “climate science”.

Reply to  Marty
November 1, 2019 6:36 am

He probably switched from Astronomy to Climate Science because Astronomy is full of hard maths, and Climate Science isn’t.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Graemethecat
November 1, 2019 6:46 am

Easy grant money, you can make stuff up, the answer is already known – what’s not to like about climate ‘science’?

October 31, 2019 2:45 pm

Face it, you’re a loser. Quit while you still have some semblance of sanity left.

Reply to  icisil
October 31, 2019 4:29 pm

you know….do drama queens gravitate to climate science
…or does studying climate science make you a drama queen

either way…climate science is full of them

Reply to  Latitude
October 31, 2019 9:48 pm

Imagine some chemist working on some new catalyst, or a biologist in the amazon looking at some rare species, or a HEP scientist working thru particle accelerator data. Those scientists are never going to get media interest unless they discover something amazing.

Compare to climate science and it’s unhealthy alliance with media and just making news up out of nothing. You don’t have to be good at climate science to get attention just as long as you are saying the right stuff or even ridiculous over the top stuff.

So if you are utterly useless at science with a narcissistic personality which field would you pick 🙂

Reply to  LdB
November 1, 2019 6:37 am

Well said. Nail on head.

paul courtney
Reply to  LdB
November 1, 2019 1:05 pm

Ldb: Or the field picked him. He doesn’t hate all math, just statistics. And he learned that other fields require engaging a statistician, whereas in CliCsi, it’s more like divorcing and you only engage a statistician to call him (or her) names like denier.

October 31, 2019 2:45 pm

Is someone keeping a note of all these guys names so that when the scam is exposed, we can all write to them to rub their noses in it?

Clarky of Oz
October 31, 2019 2:46 pm

Donate Button?

Sorry mate, my few spare clams went to someone useful. Well at least in my opinion.

Peter Ridd

Shoki Kaneda
Reply to  Clarky of Oz
October 31, 2019 5:34 pm

Good on you, mate.

October 31, 2019 2:47 pm

My tweets should cheer him up. They probably won’t, though.

Reply to  Dave Burton
October 31, 2019 3:13 pm

Gee, I give the guy good news, and he just blocks me. Climate alarmists are such ingrates.

Reply to  Dave Burton
October 31, 2019 4:18 pm

Brutal. Funny. He can always learn to code.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  icisil
October 31, 2019 8:05 pm

I was on Twitter once, started in June 2015. I got off Twitter and deleted it all back in June 2016 when I saw so many bots retweeting my tweets. So many fake followers. I had around 250 followers, but a quick survey led me to believe at least half were fake, just retweeting stuff. I couldn’t be sure who was real, who was a bot. And there’s so much anonymous stuff there. Leads to Zero accountability.
Twitter is a disaster for an Open Free society because so many people on it do not realize they are being used and manipulated. Today, there are massive bot farms being used by Democratic Party operatives that Twitter is looking the other way on – ignoring, meanwhile shadow banning verified accounts of Conservatives and Republicans, even Congressmen and women. And if a Conservative or Republican tried to operate a bot farm server, Twitter would shut them down post haste. The bias from Twitter is unreal.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 1, 2019 6:43 am

Add to that the anonymous cowards who attack just for the sake of attacking, presumably to pump up their egos.

Reply to  icisil
October 31, 2019 9:55 pm

Given his posts assuming he can learn anything may be a stretch. From his self given title and his posts we do know he is a narcissistic pratt who should seek help.

October 31, 2019 2:53 pm

Was that astrologer, just misspelt as astronomer?
if we did send him money,would he buy a new drum?
The old one plays “Doom,Doom,Doom” off key and timbre.

October 31, 2019 3:05 pm

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. link

Getting any of those three things wrong can really mess you up. Overconfidence leads to failure, leads to misery.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  commieBob
November 1, 2019 6:45 am

You won’t get those things from a non-existent “god”. Find them in yourself.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 1, 2019 5:34 pm

Good luck with that. That kind of self awareness is actually rather hard to achieve.

Jung opined that religion could be a bulwark against totalitarianism.

Jung first takes a look at the most likely alternative to (and enemy of) collectivist authoritarianism: religion. For Jung, religion at its best represents a way for people to develop inner lives and self-knowledge. They gain this through the kind of contact with the unconscious mind which people call “spiritual experiences.” Those who have experienced and understood these highly individual experiences are exactly the kinds of people who are hard to control. link

Of course, he wasn’t really enthusiastic about the way religion is commonly practiced.

John Endicott
Reply to  commieBob
November 1, 2019 12:03 pm

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda

The alarmist certainly exhibit a lot of fear, anger, and hate. And if they policies are ever enacted there will be lots of suffering.

Robert Beckman
Reply to  John Endicott
November 2, 2019 12:05 am

“Only the Sith deal in absolutes”

I think mine wins over Yoda, simultaneously proving that climate “scientists” as Sith Lord(ing) it over everyone else.

Ron Long
October 31, 2019 3:12 pm

Wow! GlobalEcoGuy! Is he as good as those other action heroes? For instance, can he jump over tall buildings? Can he jump over medium-sized buildings? Did he fall out of a building when he was young? Does he lose his water when he sees a tall building?

Brian R
Reply to  Ron Long
October 31, 2019 6:39 pm

Pretty sure he can gobble up huge government grants in a single bite.

Wallaby Geoff
October 31, 2019 3:14 pm

Fascinating how money always seems to enter the ‘save the world’ equation. I’m sure all it’s needed for is so that Dr Foley can fly to all corners of the globe to save us from ourselves. The whole time not realising the irony of doing so.

October 31, 2019 3:49 pm

Foley. Foley. Isn’t that a Hollywood film technique where sounds are added to a movie using artificial effects to simulate or enhance the actual sounds? How appropriate.

Reply to  Wharfplank
October 31, 2019 8:26 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of a catheter….

John Endicott
Reply to  Wharfplank
November 1, 2019 12:12 pm

Yes Wharfplank, but not just for Hollywood films. Foley (named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. And the person whose job it is to add those sounds is called a foley artist.

October 31, 2019 4:03 pm

Ouch, there must be much bigger fish on twitter to attack ?
I’ll back you up, within reason…..

Peter Morris
October 31, 2019 4:04 pm

He sounds like a Christian missionary to Japan.

Except they don’t whine about their situation.

October 31, 2019 4:10 pm

Perceptions can change. I once thought CO2 was important to climate. Then I did my own research using on-line data.

Reply to  Dan Pangburn
November 1, 2019 12:08 pm

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change
GCM General Circulation Model (many, based on IPCC CO2 assertions)

Shows that temperature change over the last 200 years is due to 3 things: 1) cycling of the ocean temperature, 2) sun variations and 3) moisture in the air. There is no significant dependence of temperature on CO2.

Connolly father & son
Shows the vertical temperature profile follows the ideal gas laws and is not caused by CO2. Thousands of weather balloon scans and millions of data points have been analyzed to come to these conclusions. One important conclusion is that there is no green house gas effect.
Pat Frank
Shows that GCM results cannot be extrapolated a few years, let alone 50 or 100.
Joe Postma
Shows that the “flat earth model”of the IPCC is too simple. Their real models are built into the GCMs which don’t fit the real data.

Nicholas McGinley
October 31, 2019 4:18 pm

My favorite are people who are scientists because they are smart and know a lot of stuff.

John Bell
October 31, 2019 4:24 pm

He really needs to go on a world tour (fly first class) to get the good word out to the little people…to stop using fossil fuels for crying out loud!!

Pop Piasa
October 31, 2019 4:30 pm

Dr. Foley wrote about himself:
“as a promoter of science-based climate solutions”

I would suggest that a truly science-based solution is to realize that the study of climate is only in its infancy, and that mitigation of climate change is not possible, due to the fact that “carbon” has been disproved by observation to be the primary driver of global (or much more importantly regional) temperature.

The models have failed, Doc. It’s back to the drawing board for a realist in your field.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Pop Piasa
October 31, 2019 6:15 pm

We haven’t yet seen a solution to the problem that doesn’t entail more taxes, destroying the economy or imposed socialism.

I do wonder if he’s as smart as he thinks he is.

Greg Freemyer
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
November 1, 2019 3:48 am


“Project Drawdown” is a list of 100 low cost partial solutions to CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere.

Combined, they stop CO2 accumulation without the use of significant taxes, destroying the economy, or socialism.

It’s a fairly well known project, so the very thing you seem to want is what you are shooting down.

FYI: Foley is the leader of Project Drawdown.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Greg Freemyer
November 1, 2019 1:20 pm

Thanks Greg, I wish this had been part of the main article. Looking through his list, I think I’d have to support a good 40% of them just for what they are. But yea, I don’t believe we need to do them for CO2, but they’d be good as a solution or alternative in their own right.

Gunga Din
October 31, 2019 4:32 pm

A side note.
Even if something is “Public Domain” and can be used by the public free of charge, why not acknowledge the authors if you know them?
It won’t cost you a dime. They won’t make a dime.
Check them out and you might appreciate the background a bit more.
(IE “It Is Well with My Soul”)

Reply to  Gunga Din
October 31, 2019 9:08 pm

“It is well with my soul” is a wonderful testament to faith, and you’re right – the background story is very moving.

October 31, 2019 5:10 pm

“Dr. Foley is executive director of Project Drawdown. At the top of the page is a donate button, if you give him money I’m sure he will be encouraged to spend more time on twitter sharing his pain with the world”

I would give him money if I had some assurance that it will be spent on psychiatric care.

October 31, 2019 5:21 pm

for me, as climate saviour, ‘life is strange. life is hard’

luckily , life is not hard for anyone else. It’s only hard for me. because I care. because I am here for you – humanity

life is hard for me because I am taking one for the planet. don’t thank me planet. but drop one in the tip box

thx planet.

October 31, 2019 5:33 pm

D. Foley should take a sabbatical and study philosophy, particularly that great American philosopher, George Carlin.

“The planet doesn’t need saving.”
~George Carlin

On the other hand, perhaps it’s Dr. Foley that needs saving. I have a variety of tracts and pamphlets that were dropped by my home. I’d be happy to pass them along. They are chock full of useful advice for being saved.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  H.R.
November 1, 2019 5:43 pm

Carlin also said, in the same routine, “The people, are f*****, but the planet is fine.”

October 31, 2019 5:54 pm

Feel good story of the day:
A group of climate activists crossing the Atlantic by sailboat to a UN summit in Chile were shocked to learn the event was canceled ⁠— four weeks into their grueling voyage -CNN

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Mat
October 31, 2019 7:49 pm

Here is a non-CNN link:

Reply to  Mat
October 31, 2019 10:04 pm

Now that is really funny .. how does it feel to have the whole world laugh at you.

Clyde Spencer
October 31, 2019 7:02 pm

“Used and abused!” Where have I heard that whine before?

October 31, 2019 8:09 pm

Yeah, yeah … everybody wants to rule the world, err SAVE the world …

Joel O'Bryan
October 31, 2019 8:18 pm

“So many heartbreaks. So many times when I’ve been used and discarded.”

Life — It’s not fair. But for those who want the industrialized West, with its large affluent middle class to return to a pre-fossil fuel era of nasty, brutish, and short… I say to them, “You’re a moron; someone who failed to learn anything about life when you were young and suppose to figure those lessons out. And now you’re older, past mid-life and just learning that. Tough ta-tas. Buck-up binky.”

October 31, 2019 9:11 pm

can’t tell you how sad I am that you feel that way. But you had a choice & you made it. enjoy

Robert W. Turner
October 31, 2019 9:33 pm

The Problem is clearly that they won’t keep the climate scam going forever and they must do something to protect their phony baloney jobs or the funding will go towards real science.

Randle Dewees
October 31, 2019 10:18 pm


Jacques Lemiere
November 1, 2019 12:41 am

the goal of science is finding truth…

NZ Willy
November 1, 2019 1:46 am

Who knows the place to which failed physics students go? “Climate Science”, of course. Oh, they were “called”, yeah right.

Craig Moore
November 1, 2019 4:30 am

GEC, dry your eyes and buck up. Miss Montana is here.

November 1, 2019 6:58 am

He would have more credibility if his middle name was Matt and he lived in a van down by the river. 😉

November 1, 2019 10:19 am

Global Eco Guy?
Sounds like a copy of Tug Speedman:

I guess someone has to save the world from cracking in half. Or was that saving the world from the deadly threat coming out of eco-greens cracks?

November 1, 2019 10:45 am

If you read under his thread you will see dozens of brainwashed climate cultists thanking him for his virtue signaling.

UK Sceptic
November 1, 2019 11:33 am

The science of astronomy had a lucky escape…

November 1, 2019 1:16 pm

“We partner with communities, policy-makers, universities, non-profits, businesses, investors, and philanthropists . . .”
All of these outfits have more money than I’ve got; he can leech on them for a while longer.

November 1, 2019 2:02 pm

Is there another link I can click instead – where I send money to shut him up? Tired of listening to people winge about their lives.

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