George Washington University Experts Available to Discuss U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Deal

Article ID: 675616

Released: 31-May-2017 11:50 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

As the international discussion surrounding climate change continues to intensify among scientists, politicians and advocates, experts from the George Washington University are available to comment on various issues.

To schedule interviews, contact GW Media Relations at 202-994-6460 or gwmedia@gwu.edu. GW’s Flash Studio can accommodate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.

Kathleen Merrigan, is Executive Director of Sustainability at the George Washington University, where she leads the GW Sustainability Collaborative, GW Food Institute, and serves as Professor of Public Policy. From 2009-2013, she was U.S. Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Merrigan can discuss climate change and climate change policy.

Amit Ronen, director of the GW Solar Institute, can discuss federal and state climate policies; pending climate-related legislation; and the role renewables, particularly solar power, can play in replacing fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He can also discuss climate science, the politics of climate change and international climate negotiations.

Sabrina McCormick, associate professor of environmental and occupational health at Milken Institute School of Public Health, can talk about the public health consequences of climate change, how American cities are adapting or preparing for the extreme weather related to global warming and the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations.

Lynn R. Goldman, the Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Milken Institute School of Public Health, can talk about how climate change threatens human health, including rates of asthma and other diseases linked to rising global temperatures. She can also discuss the public health consequences of the Administration's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.


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