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)

Emerging Force on Climate Change: Religion, Ecology, Ethics, and Morality

Scholars in the 1990s played a hunch and gave rise to a new field of ecology and religion, some focusing on climate change as a moral issue.


A Climate Ethicist's Perspective

Donald Brown on Climate and Ethics Moving Forward

Ethical issues and concerns for social justice lie at the heart of the climate change issue, argues an academic who has focused on climate ethics, and he says the media share responsibility for not adequately connecting the dots. 


Broader Public Health Perspective Urged

Panel: Improve Reporting on Full Range of Public Health Impacts

Covering only the direct health impacts of climate change misses half the story, a panel advises reporters at SEJ’s annual conference.


Risky Business: Climate Concerns in Boardrooms, But in Business Magazines?

Major business periodicals  appear to be lagging in terms of coverage of corporate boardrooms’ increasing awareness of risks posed by a changing climate.


Preachable Moments: Evangelical Christians and Climate Change

Climate change has caused rifts among evangelical Christians, who are sharply divided on the topic. But more evangelicals now are examining a Christian response to the threat posed by a warming atmosphere.


Whose is the Face, and the Voice, of Climate Change?

What individual does … or might yet … best serve as the ‘face and voice’ of climate change? Does any one? Can any one person do so in a public policy of such breadth and scope?


Series on Climate and Major Religions

Episcopalians Confronting Climate Change

Leaders of American Episcopalians point to ‘mounting urgency’ to address climate change and develop more compassionate and sustainable economies to support stewardship of all of God’s creation.


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