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As Senior Fellow for Socio-Environmental Understanding, Lisa Palmer participates actively in the national and international discourse on socio-environmental issues through writing and publishing, speaking, developing and leading seminars, contributing to SESYNC’s digital presence, and offering analysis and science communications strategy to SESYNC synthesis teams, postdocs, and leadership. She writes for publications such as Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Yale E360, The Guardian, Nautilus, The New York Times, Ensia, Slate, and many others. She is the author of Hot, Hungry Planet (St. Martin’s Press; 2017). She was previously a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research on global food security, resilience, and policies related to sustainable agriculture.
Palmer is a professional member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, and the D.C. Science Writers Association. She is a graduate of Boston University and earned her master's degree at Simmons College in Boston.
|One Meal a Day:As Lake Chad vanishes, seven million people are on the brink of starvation||
Jun 26, 2017
Article published in New Republic.
|Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet||
May 22, 2017
Article published in Scientific American.
|Adding Power to the Value of Trees||
Apr 11, 2017
Article in Nature: Energy.
|Is soil the great new integrator?||
Mar 28, 2017
From the drought-plagued Valle del Cauca in Colombia to the High Plains of West Texas, farmers are learning to work with the land instead of against it. Article in Environmental Health News.
|The Amazing Opportunity 2017 is Bringing to Business||
Jan 11, 2017
If we can show how sustainability drives value, the private sector can lead the way to a better world. Article in Ensia.
|It’s Time To Stop Overspending Our Freshwater Budget||
Dec 14, 2016
If freshwater is to remain a renewable resource, we must balance supply and demand on farms, in cities, in industry and in power production. Article in Ensia.
|Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School?||
Nov 03, 2016
Article in National Geographic: Voices.
|Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School? Q&A With Environmental Sociologist Heather Randell||
Nov 02, 2016
Article in New Security Beat.
|Calculate Your 'Beyond the Faucet' Water Consumption||
Jul 25, 2016
A new online water calculator shows ways you can save water.
|Christian Values and Climate Change.||
Jun 06, 2016
Episcopalian leadership sees many congregations confronting global warming challenges. Article in Yale Climate Connections.