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ClimateWire: From Crop Failures to Flooded Runways, New Climate Report Catalogs Impacts Across Sectors
May 7, 2014
Upon the release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, Vicki Arroyo spoke to ClimateWire about the importance of providing decision makers and the public with accessible information about climate change...

USA Today: Miami is One of USA's Top Hot Spots for Climate Change
May 7, 2014
Action is imperative to prepare and protect residents of communities like South Florida that are extremely vulnerable to climate impacts. In an interview with USA Today, Vicki Arroyo noted that seniors are particularly...

MSNBC: The Loudest Climate Change Wake-up Call
May 7, 2014
Vicki Arroyo talked with MSNBC about the climate impacts being felt in every U.S. state and locality. The release of the Third National Climate Assessment report generated widespread national media attention to the risks...

Reuters: White House Unveils Dire Warning, Calls for Action on Climate
May 7, 2014
Vicki Arroyo, in an interview with Reuters about the new National Climate Assessment, called attention to solutions to prepare for and reduce climate impacts. Insights about practical solutions are a critical part of the...

NPR: White House Report Says Climate Change is Here and Now
May 6, 2014
In an interview with National Public Radio about the National Climate Assessment, Vicki Arroyo highlighted examples, like those in Vermont, of communities that are taking steps to adapt to our changing climate. Many...

TED Talks Conversation: How Can We Talk About Climate Change? Or Can We?
May 2, 2014
In a TED Talks conversation, Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, and Dan Kahan of Yale Law discuss the challenges of climate change communication and how we can more effectively talk about...

Earth Share: Preparing for Climate Change Q&A with Vicki Arroyo
April 27, 2014
Rising sea levels, droughts, and wildfires are some of the impacts the U.S. is facing as our communities become increasingly vulnerable to climate change. How can we most effectively prepare for changing climate...

Signs of Success in Cutting Carbon From the Power Sector
January 10, 2014
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants. That's an important -- and prudent -- step forward on fighting climate change. The...

NY Times: 8 States teaming Up to Support Electric Cars
October 30, 2013
Mathew Wald of the New York Times recently interviewed Vicki Arroyo to discuss the impact of the eight state agreement signed to spur the deployment of 3.3 zero emission vehicles by 2025 and the ongoing efforts of the...

Central Texas To Launch First Regional Effort To Prepare Communities For Climate Impacts
October 4, 2013
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo will share a national perspective of adaptation solutions to climate change in a keynote address on Friday, October 4 at the University of Texas at Austin....

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...