September 10, 2012
Colleges' Response to Climate Change: Lukewarm at Best
Colleges have spent years trying to make their campuses as sustainable as possible, in part to mitigate the effects of global warming. But few of them have strategies to adapt to those effects as they happen.
This summer, the most widespread drought in decades, coupled with extensive wildfires and hurricanes, has some administrators thinking about the modifications they may need to make—and not only at coastal campuses vulnerable to a rise in sea level.