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Georgetown Climate Center in the Press

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...

GE Reports: Extreme Weather Events Show More Communities Should Take Action To Prepare For Climate Change
October 11, 2016
Facing our climate vulnerabilities demands focused action. In this article, Vicki Arroyo highlights policies that can help communities be prepared for a future that looks different from our past. Climate scientists have...

The Clean Power Plan, explained with a Swiffer Mop
June 2, 2016
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, talks with Grist and provides a high-level overview of the Clean Power Plan.        

Guardian: The coming refugee crisis - When home leaves us
May 8, 2016
In an opinion piece, Vicki Arroyo discusses how the need to adapt to climate change is forcing some people in her home state of Louisiana to seek higher ground. As seas rise, as floods and droughts become more extreme,...

New York Times: Think beyond homes and roads to better prepare for climate change
October 28, 2015
Vicki Arroyo shares her insights about building resilience in the face of extreme events like Hurricane Sandy in the "Room for Debate" opinion pages of the New York Times. Her brief article responds to these...

New York Times: Numerous states prepare lawsuits against Obama’s climate policy
October 23, 2015
Vicki Arroyo spoke with the New York Times about the legal outlook for the Clean Power Plan, as the rules were published today in the Federal Register. In its article, the Times explained that as many as 25 states will...

ClimateWire: Obama says Katrina strengthened the nation's response to catastrophes
August 28, 2015
A ClimateWire piece highlighting the President's comments about New Orleans' recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina also discusses a new Georgetown Climate Center report about the city's efforts to rebuild...

Huffington Post: California climate bills could set a high bar for the rest of the country
August 28, 2015
The Climate Center's Gabriel Pacyniak spoke with The Huffington Post about pending bills in the California Legislature to allow the state to meet interim carbon pollution reduction goals that Gov. Jerry Brown (D)...

Huffington Post Op-Ed: Lessons learned from rebuilding New Orleanns
August 27, 2015
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo wrote an op-ed published in The Huffington Post about New Orleans' revival after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city 10 years ago. New Orleans' recovery...

Star Tribune: Unlikely allies on energy, Minnesota and North Dakota are pushed to work together under the Clean Power Plan
August 25, 2015
The Star Tribune interviewed the Climate Center's Gabe Pacyniak about energy policy in Minnesota and North Dakota and how the states could work together to meet goals set forth in the Clean Power Plan. The story...

U.S. News & World Report: The climate change election
August 14, 2015
U.S. News & World Report interviewed the Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo for a story about the importance of electing a president in the 2016 who will act on climate change. "It is urgent and the timeframe is...

NECIR: Compounding tragedy, FEMA fails to adapt to climate change
August 11, 2015
An in-depth story about rebuilding our communities in more resilient ways after extreme weather events like hurricanes looks at the importance of adapting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies to new...

Clean Power Plan news coverage featuring the Georgetown Climate Center
August 3, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center, through expert interviews and with insightful resources, informed numerous news stories published in conjunction with the release of the final version of the Obama Administration’s...

State Net Capitol Journal: California, Hawaii lead way on climate change targets
July 20, 2015
In a story discussing state efforts to reduce carbon pollution and grow clean energy by Lou Cannon, Vicki Arroyo comments about how actions by individual states help drive similar efforts by other states.  Prodded...

ClimateWire: Regulators study a 'trade-ready' CO2 emissions trading system that would not require state legislative approval
July 14, 2015
In a ClimateWire story by Scott Detrow, Kate Zyla comments on multistate compliance options under the Clean Power Plan. Zyla's comments came during her remarks at the National Association of Regulatory...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis region doing little to prepare for climate change
July 7, 2015
Vicki Arroyo's comments at the 2015 National Adaptation Forum are featured in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by Jacob Barker discussing how efforts to prepare for climate change by St. Louis lag behind several U.S....