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Georgetown Climate Center in the Press

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...

NBC Nightly News Discusses the Impact of Extreme Weather on Infrastructure with Vicki Arroyo and Other Experts
August 20, 2012
NBC's Tom Costello reports on how extreme weather is pushing the nation's aging infrastructure to its breaking point. "Roads that might have been built for 85 degree temperatures can't necessarily withstand day after...

The Exchange Discusses the Need for Adaptation Planning
August 3, 2012
Vicki Arroyo joins Laura Knoy on The Exchange, a New England public radio program, to discuss common-sense, adaptive solutions to climate change impacts as the world continues to pursue long-term mitigation...

CBS Affiliate Discusses the Impact of Heat on D.C. Infrastructure with Vicki Arroyo
August 2, 2012

NY Times: Rise in Weather Extremes Leaves Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
July 26, 2012
From highways to airports to nuclear power plants, infrastructure in the U.S. is increasingly under stress from extreme heat, drought, flooding, and other climate change impacts. In a recent New York Times...

CBS Money Watch Highlights the Georgetown Climate Center For Its Hands-On Teaching Approach
July 6, 2012
The Georgetown Climate Center has long been proud of the work that Georgetown Law students do on behalf of the center and its state and municipal clients.  Every semester, students get real world experience...

Georgetown's Jessica Grannis Discusses Sea-Level Rise on the Diane Rehm Show
July 3, 2012
Georgetown's Jessica Grannis joined the Diane Rehm Show on NPR radio Tuesday to discuss rising sea-levels and the actions that cities and states are taking to adapt to climate change. The program comes following the...

Emphasizing the Importance of Adaptation Planning
June 28, 2012
We know that climate change is happening and that its impacts will affect all of us.  In fact, we may have already passed a tipping point, and we are already seeing the increase in extreme storms, flooding, and...

E&E TV Discusses Sustainability with Vicki Arroyo and Maryland's Kathy Kinsey in the Lead Up to Rio+20
May 29, 2012
Kathy Kinsey, deputy secretary of regulatory programs and operations at the Maryland Department of the Environment, and Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, discuss the effectiveness of...

Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?
April 23, 2012
The Atlantic Cities reports how patent trolls like Arrival Star can stand in the way of progress - in this case the openness and distribution of transit apps to help people make more efficient transit choices. Below...

An Early Bloom for Washington
April 4, 2012
In a story featured on the Huffington Post, writer John Carey and the Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo take on the climate deniers and discuss the impact that climate change is already having on the world around us,...