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Climate Central: New York Boardwalk Shows Climate Adaptation Costs
June 5, 2017
Climate Central discussed New York City's adaptation efforts with Jessica Grannis of the Georgetown Climate Center. The Climate Center has helped advance the city's adaptation progress, such as through the Rebuild by...

The Guardian: The U.S. is the biggest loser thanks to Trump’s calamitous act
June 3, 2017
In an Op Ed published in The Guardian, Vicki Arroyo makes an economic and moral argument for the importance of the Paris Agreement.  The piece also notes that Trump's withdrawal from the global climate deal...

RFI: Will U.S. withdrawal from Paris climate deal make a difference?
June 2, 2017
Global headlines were dominated by President Donald Trump's move to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. But according to reporting by the international news outlet RFI, analysts say that his...

PBS Newshour: States step into void left by exit from Paris climate accord
June 2, 2017
An analysis by PBS Newshour explored how cities and states are likely to continue the trend away from coal-powered electricity and toward renewable energy despite President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris...

CBS News: Economics Expert Says Withdrawing From Paris Accord Will Have Little Impact
June 1, 2017
CBS News interviewed Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, following President Trump’s announcement on June 1 to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. “The rest of...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: McAuliffe: Virginia will regulate carbon emissions; 'the threat of climate change is real'
May 16, 2017
On May 16, 2017, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin assembling regulations to reduce carbon emissions from Virginia power plants, a move celebrated by...

Reuters: Trump's climate order threatens U.S. disaster prevention, say experts
March 31, 2017
Reuters reported that experts warned that U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations jeopardizes efforts across his country to build resilience to intensifying...

Climate Central: Trump Order Targets Local Efforts to Adapt to Warming
March 31, 2017
Climate Central interviewed Jessica Grannis, adaptation program manager of the the Georgetown Climate Center, about the effects on climate adaptation as a result of President Trump’s March 28 decision to halt federal...

Minnesota Public Radio: Economics, not EPA, drive down power plant emissions in Minnesota
March 28, 2017
States continue to press forward to meet their carbon pollution reduction goals. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Minnesota is set to meet its carbon emissions targets under the Clean Power Plan even if the rule goes...

Washington Post: Trump's proposed cuts to climate agency would disarm our coasts in the face of rising seas, scientists say
March 10, 2017
The Washington Post interviewed Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo about the potential impacts on coastal resilience efforts of a White House proposal to slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

CNN: The blue-collar climate plan
February 9, 2017
Led by a group of former high-ranking GOP officials, a new proposal, outlined in a paper called "The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends", calls for a national carbon tax. CNN interviewed Climate Center Executive...

Stateline: States expected to continue course toward clean energy future
January 26, 2017
In a widely-circulated story, Stateline investigates recent actions by Republican governors of Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Vermont who have announced initiatives or signed bills that will push their states to...

The Verge: It’s judges, not Trump, who will decide Obama’s environmental legacy
January 20, 2017
Reflecting on President Obama's environmental legacy in an interview with The Verge, the Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo discusses the challenges that the Trump Administration would likely confront if it attempts to roll...

Huffington Post: Five Things To Do About Climate Change, Just In Time For The New Year
December 28, 2016
Supporting state and local climate action stands out as one of the top steps to addressing climate change, according to the Huffington Post.  The article highlights the Climate Center's robust mapping tool that...

Midwest Energy News: Michigan, Minnesota among clean energy ‘success stories’
November 22, 2016
In a review of the Climate Center's report on clean energy activity in many U.S. states, Midwest Energy News writes about the actions taken by Michigan and Minnesota. The article discusses Michigan's commitment to...

Climate Central: Supermoon Floods Warn of Crisis Facing Trump, U.S.
November 17, 2016
Georgetown Climate Center Adaptation Manager Jessica Grannis spoke with Climate Central for an article discussing recent coastal flooding caused by king tides linked to the supermoon, which underscores the need for...

Washington Post: Take a deep breath and don’t freak out about the future of clean energy under Trump
November 16, 2016
Citing a new Georgetown Climate Center report, The Washington Post examines the future of renewable energy under the Trump administration and the continued leadership role for the states. “In recent years, as you see...

The Guardian: Trump could reverse 'dramatic' progress on clean energy, experts fear
November 14, 2016
The Guardian features a new Georgetown Climate Center report about the clean energy advances being realized in many states - both blue and red. The articles notes that installed wind capacity has grown by more than...

Bloomberg BNA: States See Same Climate Paths After Trump Election
November 9, 2016
The day after Donald Trump's presidential victory, many experts told Bloomberg BNA that states will continue to lead the way with efforts to tackle climate change. Vicki Arroyo told Bloomberg BNA that "we expect that...

Saving Ourselves: Interviews with World Leaders on the Sustainable Transition
November 7, 2016
A new book being debuted at the Marrakech climate talks showcases thoughtful commentary by heads of state, academic experts, NGO leaders, and business executives about advancing solutions to our most pressing climate and...