Post Tagged with: "climate change"

SOPHIA NUNN FOR THE HOYA Members of a working group sponsored by the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Diplomacy reported climate effects in the Arctic will pose economic and national security threats to the United States.

Climate Change in Arctic to Shift Global Economy

Climate change will have drastic economic, political and military consequences worldwide because of its effects on the Arctic, members of a university working group on the Arctic said at an event on Wednesday in the Mortara Center. The panel included Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy Ambassador[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
LEVY: Huddling for Humanity

LEVY: Huddling for Humanity

Emperor penguins are perhaps the most regal of their kind. On land they stand proudly, touting their pure white plumage and elegant gold patches for all to see. They are also among the most courageous birds — the only ones who brave the forbidding Antarctic winters to mate. To survive[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: For Sustainability, Pledge Plastic-Free

Plastic pollution is a major threat to the world that requires immediate and substantial action. Georgetown University must lead by example by encouraging reduced consumption of single-use plastics. Student organizations should go plastic-free, marking a commitment to shift Georgetown toward a more eco-friendly campus culture. All Georgetown student organizations, clubs[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT Washington, D.C. pledged to set standards for net-zero carbon buildings by 2050 and reduce waste sent to landfills by 2030 at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit.

DC Pledges to Mitigate Climate Change Effects at Summit

The Bowser administration announced its commitment to several new initiatives to combat climate change, including a transition toward zero waste and the development of net-zero carbon buildings, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on Sept. 12-14. Represented at the San Francisco summit by Director of the[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA

Solar Panels to Provide Half of Campus Energy

Georgetown University has partnered with Origis Energy USA to build a solar power system off campus that could provide nearly 50 percent of the campus’s electricity by the 2019-20 academic year. The agreement, announced Monday, aligns with the university’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Origis will install 105,000 solar[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 9 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
TED LIEU
Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu ( ) of California advocated action on climate change.

Congressman Lieu Urges Climate, Environmental Policy Action

Charlotte Allen is a staff writer for The Hoya. Now is the time to discuss climate change policy, according to Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (LAW ’94) of California. Lieu spoke at the Social, Economic and Financial Challenges in Energy Inclusion event in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday evening.[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Experts Stress Link Between Climate Change, Security

Experts Stress Link Between Climate Change, Security

States must understand the linkages between climate change and security to foster better cooperation in climate change efforts, according to five international affairs experts at a summit in Gaston Hall on April 6. The conference, organized by the Georgetown Initiative for Diplomatic Engagement and the School of Foreign Service, brought[Read More…]

by April 11, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY SOPHIA RONGA
The custom apparel company Fresh Prints has a growing presence on Georgetown’s campus, employing students to help design clothing.

Former Energy Secretary Discusses Resource Security

Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said that during the last 12 years, energy has become an increasingly important component of American and international society and politics in a lecture held March 23 at Lauinger Library. Abraham’s tenure as Secretary of Energy lasted from 2001 to 2005 under President George[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

VIEWPOINT: Protect EPA From Pruitt

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s confirmation last Friday as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency spells an ominous sign for the future of the agency. Pruitt’s official attorney general website boasts of his status as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” as is evident in his[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Courtesy PAASHA MAHDAVI
Professor Paasha Mahdavi, along with professors from UCLA, found that low gasoline taxes are hindering climate change progress.

Countries Fail to Curb Fossil Fuels

Governments are not discouraging fossil fuel consumption, according to Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy professor Paasha Mahdavi and University of California, Los Angeles professor Michael L. Ross in their paper “Nature Energy” published Jan. 9. The researchers analyzed global gasoline prices, taxes and subsidies in “Global Progress and[Read More…]

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top