For many colleges and universities on America’s coasts, the threat is no longer theoretical. Sea-level rise — along with increased stormwater from altered weather patterns and the possibility of more-frequent, more intense hurricanes — is already a concern. The uncertainty now is how much and how soon.
Our Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC) was recently featured as a coastal college that is preparing for the impacts of sea level rise by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
BBC’s low-lying location will be increasingly vulnerable to both hurricanes and sea-level rise in the years ahead. Even conservative projections indicate that the Miami area could see six inches of sea rise by 2020, and an additional six inches by 2050.
Read the full article to see how BBC as well as other universities will be impacted by sea level rise and natural disasters.