Author Archives: Lisa Palmer

About Lisa Palmer

Lisa Palmer is a Maryland-based freelance writer and a Public Policy Scholar at The Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. She is a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail:, Twitter: @Lisa_Palmer)

Scientist Boesch Emphasizes Ecosystems Management Approaches

Agricultural systems, communities, coastlines and ecosystems management in planning for climate and energy impacts … A Q&A with marine scientist Donald Boesch.


Can ‘Unbiased, Fact-Based, In-Depth’ Environmental News Compete?

Al Jazeera America says it is out to advance environmental news coverage on cable TV. And it’s not letting up … but can it compete with the likes, for instance, of reality TV, Donald Trump or ‘the Biebs’?


Reviewing Top U.S. Climate News Stories of 2013

A devastating storm, a new call for action on climate change, and the decline of coal — these and other events highlight the year 2013 in climate change in the U.S., by the numbers.


Feeding 9 Billion on a Hot and Hungry Planet

Concerns over feeding a growing global population are not new. But what is new is the challenge of feeding a population of 9 billion on a planet with a markedly warmer climate. Agriculture: both part of the problem and part [...]


Managing Risks from Disasters: Advance Preparation Pays Dividends

Advance preparation can reduce some risks associated with disasters by making planning a part of development aid. It’s a classic case of ‘Pay me now, or pay me [lots more] later.’


‘REDD+’ Progress and Potential: More Financial Incentives Needed

Despite the promise to greatly reduce tropical deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions with modest funding, concerns persist over whether ‘REDD+’ can sustain support.


Hotter Planet: How will it hurt our health?

Q&A with ‘Fevered’ Author Linda Marsa

Discover magazine Contributing Editor describes her soon-to-be-released non-fiction book as a ‘natural off-shoot’ of her news reporting on climate change. One suggestion: a ‘medical Marshall Plan.’


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