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Georgetown Climate Center in the Press

Newsworks New Jersey: Balancing Regional Planning and Home Rule
July 23, 2013
Jessica Grannis of the Georgetown Climate Center discusses efforts to make areas affected by Hurricane Sandy more resilient in this piece for Newsworks New Jersey that details some of the issues that...

Washington Post: After Sandy, New York Aims to Fortify Itself Against Next Big Storm, Climate Change
July 14, 2013
Reporter Lenny Bernstein chats with Vicki Arroyo and Jessica Grannis of the Georgetown Climate Center for an in-depth look at some of New York's leading resiliency efforts following Hurricane Sandy. Under a...

Grist: Extreme Heat Reveals Infrstructure Challenges
July 9, 2013
This online story from Grist features some of Vicki Arroyo's comments about how cities can adapt to hotter temperatures and other climate impacts like floods and rising sea levels.

NPR: With Rising Temperatures, Infrastructure Falters
July 5, 2013
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, joins NPR's Science Friday to discuss heat's effects on infrastructure and how cities can adapt for increasing temperatures.  Click below to listen to...

Climate Wire: New Database Allows Energy Statistics Comparisons
July 5, 2013
This report features the newly launched State Energy Analysis Tool, which is hosted and maintained by the Georgetown Climate Center. The State Energy and Analysis Tool is a powerful clean energy calculator and data...

Media Coverage on the Release of President Obama's Climate Plan
June 26, 2013
On June 25, 2013, President Obama announced his plan to prepare for and reduce climate changes at Georgetown University.  The Georgetown Climate Center appeared in multiple stories about the release of the plan.  The...

Georgetown Polling Finds Strong Bipartisan Support for EPA Action to Reduce Carbon Pollution
June 26, 2013
On the eve of President Obama's climate plan announcement at Georgetown University, the Georgetown Climate Center and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute released polling demonstrating strong bi-partisan support...

NY Times: Bloomberg Seeks to Redo Building Code in Sandy’s Wake
June 13, 2013
New York Times reporter Mireya Navarro highlights New York City's proposed changes to building codes in response to Hurricane Sandy.  The changes are considered some of the most sweeping in the...

AP: RI to build charging stations for electric cars
June 10, 2013
Associated Press reporter Michelle Smith highlights Rhode Island's efforts to triple the number of electric vehicle charging stations available in the state and the significant progress happening throughout the...

Washington Lawyer: "The Cost of Doing Nothing"
May 2, 2013
Washington Lawyer's cover story for May 2013, "The Cost of Doing Nothing," highlights the impact that climate change is already having in the U.S., and the important role that Hurricane Sandy is having...

Media Coverage from GCC's State-Federal Workshop on Climate and Energy Policy
February 23, 2013
The Georgetown Climate Center's recent workshop on climate and energy policy, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together,” was well attended by members of the media.  The first...

Media Coverage of Recent Electric Vehicle Analysis
February 16, 2013
The Georgetown Climate Center recently assisted states participating in the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network complete a suite of materials to help the region become more EV ready.  The following stories mention...

Washington Post: Climate change could burn a hole in the government’s finances, GAO says
February 15, 2013
With climate change resulting in more extreme storms and damage to crops, bridges, and other infrastructure, the federal government took steps to recognize the large financial risks it now faces.  The risk poised...

NPR: After Big Storms: Rebuild Or No?
February 5, 2013
The NPR radio program On Point interviews Jessica Grannis, a staff attorney for the Georgetown Climate Center, about ways coastal communities can prepare for climate changes in the wake of big storms like Hurricane...

NPR: What to Do About Climate Change
December 7, 2012
The Georgetown Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo and Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, recently discussed changing public opinions and prospects for new...

Mother Jones: "What Obama Can Do on Climate Change"
November 19, 2012
Chris Mooney of Mother Jones discusses the prospects for climate action and leadership in Obama's second term in office. His piece revolves around five key ideas: 1) Use the bully pulpit, 2) Promote climate...

Huffington Post: Preparing for Future Disasters in the Wake of Sandy
November 15, 2012
In the wake of super storm Sandy and last week's national election, there is a growing call for elected leaders and policy makers to once again more aggressively prepare for and mitigate climate changes. This...

Washington Post: Flood risk will rise with climate change, experts say
November 2, 2012
As the Northeast continues to struggle with the aftermath of super storm Sandy, a growing number of Americans are starting to realize just how unprepared the nation is for the climate changes that are underway....

NY Times: An Ounce of Prevention in New York City
September 12, 2012
Reporter Mireya Navarro discusses the steps municipalities are taking to address sea-level rise in a Sept. 11 blog post, following up on her recent story entitled "New York Is Lagging as Seas and Risks Rise,...

Chicago NPR Program Discusses Planning for Climate Change with Vicki Arroyo
August 22, 2012
Eight Forty-Eight, Chicago's morning talk program on NPR, recently discussed the need to plan for climate change, actions the City of Chicago is already taking, and the impact that extreme heat has been having this...