Author Archives: Lisa Palmer

About Lisa Palmer

Lisa Palmer is a Maryland-based freelance writer and a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: lisa@yaleclimateconnections.org, Twitter: @Lisa_Palmer)
Next in Line ... Aggressive Implementation?

Communications, Decision Support Seen Key In Government’s Research Plan

Strong words put forth for communications as part of strategic plan for Global Change Research Program. Still To Be Determined: Will actions match the words?

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Rising Temperatures and Threats to Health

More Concerted Action on Public Health Coming from Medical Community Interests

Public health/climate change connections increasingly being recognized by the medical establishment might help in informing the public at large. Policy experts say a growing awareness of the public health/climate linkage could be a key in breaking through political logjams impeding [...]

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New York Times’ Online Content Paywall: Potential Impacts on Climate and Science News?

The New York Times on March 28 introduced its much-anticipated metered paywall, and media watchers will be closely following what impacts that has for online and in-print journalism. A big unknown still is effects the move might have on visitors [...]

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Sort of like 'eHarmony' ...

‘Rapid Response Team’ Pairs Scientists and Media

Think of it as the climate scientists/journalists version of “eHarmony.” A volunteer website launched by scientists serves as a matchmaking venue for media outlets and government officials looking for input on climate science topics.

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2010 — That Was the Year That Was: 10 Notable Climate Stories of Year Just Ended

Just about anything that substantially affects climate change science or policy inevitably affects communication on those issues. The Yale Forum focus in this feature, and the major criterion for inclusion in notable climate developments of 2010, is on key climate [...]

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Pew Center Scientist Turned Communicator: Jay Gulledge’s Journey from Academia to Capitol Hill

Pew Climate Change Senior Scientist Jay Gulledge has mixed science and communicating since earning his Ph.D. in biological sciences 15 years ago. On the research side, the biogeochemist has studied carbon cycling and the cycling fluxes of methane between ecosystems and the atmosphere, [...]

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Cap-and Trade Votes: How Big an Issue?

Post-Elections Climate Analyses Through Lens of Major Newspapers

Major national newspapers’ post-election analyses of the November 2 election results ranged from meticulous reporting on climate and related energy issues … to the incongruous. An analysis of several major newspapers’ coverage shows the major dailies increased coverage of climate [...]

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