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Georgetown Climate Center in the Press

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....

Climate Central: How flood insurance could drive Americans from coasts
April 7, 2015
In a Climate Central article by John Upton the about increasing cost of flood insurance for coastal property owners, Jessica Grannis raises critical questions including how to balance vulnerability and...

Washington Post: The unlikely group of Republicans who are preparing Florida for climate change
March 31, 2015
In a Washington Post story by Chris Mooney, Vicki Arroyo discusses Florida’s local efforts to prepare for sea-level rise and other climate impacts. The article explains that planning and preparing for climate...

Greenwire: Security officials put climate threat on par with terrorism
March 20, 2015
A story in Greenwire captures a dialogue moderated by Vicki Arroyo about the national security implications of climate change impacts. The dialogue, held at Georgetown Law, featured a keynote address by Alice Hill,...

Washington Post: In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects
January 30, 2015
In a Washington Post story by Juliet Eilperin, Vicki Arroyo comments on a new executive order by President Obama that will direct "federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal...

Greenwire: EPA releases new state 'carbon budgets' under power proposal
November 7, 2014
U.S. EPA moved yesterday to show states what their responsibilities would be if they choose to use cap-and-trade programs to comply with a landmark federal draft rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from...