[VIDEOS] Georgetown, White House release trailers hyping Obama climate change speech

Josiah Ryan
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Both Georgetown University and the White House released video trailers on Saturday in anticipation of a speech President Obama is set to deliver this afternoon on his proposals for curbing global climate change.

“As we welcome President Barack Obama back to campus on Tuesday he continues this tradition as the fourteenth U.S. president to visit these storied steps,” says a narrator in the video, posted on Georgetown University’s official YouTube channel.  

WATCH: Georgetown University releases video trailer hyping President Obama's climate change speech

The White House also released a trailer the same day previewing Obama’s plan to announce new executive rules to restrict carbon pollution and combat climate change.

“This Tuesday, at Georgetown University, I'll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go,” said Obama, speaking over apocalyptic scenes of tornadoes, hurricanes, and smokestacks. “A national plan to reduce carbon emission, prepare our country for the impact of climate change and lead global efforts to fight it.”

“I hope to see you Tuesday,” he added.

WATCH: White House releases video in anticipation of President Obama's Tuesday speech

Tuesday’s speech marks the third occasion on which President Obama has addressed Georgetown since winning the White House in 2008.

Obama’s last visit to the elite school, situated on the shores of the Potomac River in Washington D.C., stirred controversy after administrators apparently covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—which was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama delivered his speech.

Georgetown officials later said they had covered the symbol at the request of the White House.

At the time of publication on Tuesday, Georgetown’s video trailer had been viewed 10,278 times, and the White House 379,405 times. 

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Josiah Ryan

Josiah Ryan

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Josiah Ryan is a former editor-in-chief for Campus Reform, and former director of communications for LI's Campus Leadership Program. Previously Josiah reported on the U.S. Senate for The Hill newspaper in Washington D.C. and was the cofounder of The Floor Action blog, a live-stream on policy, politics, and procedure in the upper chamber.
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