Higher education must take the lead on climate change, beginning on our own campuses
As higher education leaders in California and Louisiana, we see the impacts of the changing climate across the communities we serve.
Propelled by historically warm oceans, after the hottest July ever recorded, Hurricane Idalia wreaked deadly havoc across the Southeast. In Louisiana, the record heat exacerbated hundreds of still-burning wildfires. In California, when Tropical Storm Hilary hit, the National Weather Service warned of life-threatening flooding, the streets filled with mud and residents were evacuated by bulldozers.
Originally published: September 26, 2023
Author: Mildred García
Published by: The Hechinger Report