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I’m super excited to speak with students and faculty at Mizzou!

Journalism School to Host Journalist and Author Lisa Palmer


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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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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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Digging into climate change, students find more than science

To find the vanguard of climate education in the United States, keep an eye on four teachers in Maryland’s Wicomico County public school district. Using field trips, editorial cartoons, even parent objections, they’re taking climate change far from the science classroom. By Lisa Palmer for…


Ice Flows: What do 28,000 time-lapse photos tell us about glaciers? 1 Comment Read more »

Ice Flows: What do 28,000 time-lapse photos tell us about glaciers?

Colorado-based photographer-adventurer James Balog, of the Extreme Ice Survey, is working on a new series of time-lapse images of the ice and glaciers on Mount Everest. In my recent story for Slate, I obtained exclusive use of some of the earliest images from the project,…


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Artists can scream. Scientists can’t.

Of all the ways the media has tried to communicate the need to adapt to the consequences of climate change, two points stand out. One is adequately addressing the nuances of science. The other is how to make climate change adaptation and mitigation issues tangible…


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