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The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Covers Book Launch at The Wilson Center

Last month I gave a presentation at The Wilson Center about the publication of new book, Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change (St. Martin’s Press). I write about how global agriculture is ready for…


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Thought Matters Publishes Excerpt of Hot, Hungry Planet

Thought Matters, an idea exchange for the highly opinionated, published an excerpt of Hot, Hungry Planet recently. Here’s how the chapter on California and Syria: A Tale of Two Droughts begins: In the late spring of 2014, while covering food sustainability at the Monterey Bay…


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The New Republic Publishes My Latest Essay “One Meal A Day”

My latest essay, “One Meal A Day,” appears in the July issue of the New Republic. Featuring photographs by Chris De Bode, One Meal A Day,” spotlights the hardships faced by refugees who have fled to Cameroon because of climate change and Boko Haram. Constant…


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My New Commentary in Scientific American

Here is my latest commentary for Scientific American. I write that creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn’t easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress. I argue that “[w]e need to move beyond thinking about the environment—our land,…


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Hot, Hungry Planet Book Launch May 3

Join me in person or online on May 3 at 3 p.m. at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. for the book launch of HOT, HUNGRY PLANET: The Fight to Stop a Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change. The event is free and…


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Hot, Hungry Planet is Available for Pre-order

Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change is now available for pre-order. Buy the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Powells. The book will be published by St. Martin’s Press on May 9, 2017. Earth will…


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Can Ecologists and Engineers Work Together to Harness Water For The Future?

The Pangani River in Tanzania is important for many reasons: its three major dams provide 17 percent of the country’s electricity; it sustains thousands of farmers and herders living in the basin; and its flow of fresh water supports humans, industry, and ecosystems. But most…


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Lisa Palmer Appointed Public Policy Scholar

In July, Lisa Palmer was appointed public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. She is conducting independent research and reporting on food, agriculture, the environment, and population. Her Wilson Center project, “Feeding a Hot and Hungry Planet,” will examine agriculture, population…


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South American Growth Center

The eyes of the world are on Brazil now as world cup soccer kicks off in Sao Paulo. In my latest article for the science research journal Nature, I report on some of the pockets of excellence in South American science. My news feature focusses…


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Lisa Palmer appointed fellow at National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)

I’m happy to announce that the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) appointed me science communications fellow. During my fellowship, I will research and produce stories at the nexus of climate change, environment, sustainability, and social science. I will work on long form journalism articles on…


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