Tag: Climate Change

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

Reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps

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10/11/2019

Our world is in crisis. Rising temperatures are causing more frequent and destructive extreme weather events with ever-increasing human and financial costs. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the planet warms 2 degrees Celsius, the consequences would be catastrophic and irreversible. Two weeks ago, 12 presidential candidates took the stage in Gaston…

Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

Georgetown Hosts Climate Forum with Presidential Candidates

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09/21/2019

The Georgetown Institute of Politics held a two-day forum on climate change featuring 2020 presidential candidates on Thursday and Friday. The Gaston Hall event featured 12 candidates and was co-sponsored by Our Daily Planet, New York Magazine, and MSNBC, the major media sponsor. MSNBC anchors Chris Hayes and Ali Velshi served as the event’s moderators….

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

Protests disrupt rebuttal to Climate Change Forum

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09/19/2019

The Georgetown University College Republicans (GUCR) hosted a rebuttal to the Democratic presidential candidates’ Climate Change Forum, held at the university, on Thursday. The GUCR event highlighted several presenters, including Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic who published a book called “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.” During the event, a group of students…

Georgetown Students Attend Youth Climate Strike, Protest on Capitol Hill

Georgetown Students Attend Youth Climate Strike, Protest on Capitol Hill

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03/22/2019

The lawn of the Capitol Building was crowded with approximately 1,000 protestors, including a dozen Georgetown students, protesting government inaction on climate change on Mar. 15. Among the Georgetown students attending the protest were Madison Pravecek (SFS ’19) and Samantha Panchèvre (SFS ’19), who helped organize protesters from the university. Before joining the larger strike…

John Kerry discusses new book, climate change, and democracy

John Kerry discusses new book, climate change, and democracy

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10/12/2018

American democracy is in trouble, warned former Secretary of State John Kerry at an event in Gaston Hall on Oct. 4 hosted by Georgetown’s master’s of Science in Foreign Service program. Kerry was joined by John Kirby, an adjunct lecturer in Georgetown’s Journalism program and former spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, to discuss…

Weathering the Storm: Climate Policy in D.C.

Weathering the Storm: Climate Policy in D.C.

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12/02/2016

In just a few days in June 2006, heavy rain put too much pressure on the city’s sewer system, causing major flooding in the Federal Triangle area. The water forced several Smithsonian museums to temporarily close, flooded two metro stations, and caused millions of dollars in damages. The June 2006 floods are examples of severe…

Students march to protest Trump EPA appointment

Students march to protest Trump EPA appointment

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11/27/2016

On Nov. 17, a group of students marched from Red Square to the office of Myron Ebell, the head of President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Ebell is currently the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Between 75 and 100 students participated in…

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