The Ultimate Slow Emergency: Sea Level Rise
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Aired 4/3/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
John Englander is an oceanographer, a former CEO of both the Costeau Society and the International Seakeepers Society. He is author of the book High Tide on Main Street.
The one thing that may finally get people to stop debating about climate change and start taking action is the reality of rising sea levels.
That's the premise of the book High Tide on Main Street by John Englander.
Considering that two-thirds of the world's largest cities are located in low-elevation coastal zones, rising sea levels would undoubtedly attract a lot of attention.
As Englander outlines in his book, it's more that just rising sea levels. It's what the water can do when whipped up by the fury of a storm or powerful waves. Some of Englander's predictions were eerily realized when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.