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)

With Federal, Global Regs at Standstill … Courts Become Front Line on Climate Change

U.S. Supreme Court … in supreme position on climate. Climate change litigation is in its infancy, but experts predict growth in number of battles fought within the legal system. Seven years ago, the United States court system became involved with [...]

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Environmental Reporters Receiving Training, To Cover Climate Change in Developing World

Change is afoot in the number of international journalists in developing countries reporting on global climate change. With a yearly budget of $1 million, the Earth Journalism Network, EJN, has become a leader among nonprofit organizations actively building networks of [...]

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Public Schools’ Global Warming Teachings: A Rich Field for Mining for News Stories

Just 15 years ago, climate change was not widely adopted as part of the public school science curriculum. Today, you’ll find basic climate science covered in many — but not all — states. Science ‘isn’t about sides or rhetoric…it’s about [...]

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If Scientists Don't Communicate ... Who Will?

New Job Assignment for Climate Scientists: Better Communications with Public, Media

Climate science can be about as complex as it gets, so it’s not surprising that the public at large is often confused about the subject. Even with broad international scientific agreement on much of the evidence surrounding anthropogenic climate change, [...]

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Visual Arts Advancing Dialog on Climate; Artists ‘Can Scream … Scientists Can’t’

From various media outlets’ efforts to try to clarify and make relevant the climate change story, two points stand out. One involves the challenge of adequately addressing the nuances of science, making the story both scientifically rigorous and yet accessible. [...]

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Q&A with UCS President Kevin Knobloch On Climate Science, Policy, Communications

View larger image UCS PresidentKevin Knobloch CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – After eight years of battling the Bush administration to preserve the integrity of science and inform public policy on environmental and nuclear issues, Union of Concerned Scientists President Kevin Knobloch is [...]

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Reporting on Municipal Sustainability Efforts; A roadmap to covering the ’2E’s and an S’ of the Story

Media coverage of Seattle’s citywide effort to reduce the use of plastic bags became a story on the impact to low-income people. A newspaper report of New York City’s climate adaptation plan to respond to a potential 12- to 23-inch [...]

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