John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts as the shoreline moves inland for the first time in thousands of years. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. Today, he works with the business community and public sector helping them understand the risks and potential economic opportunities of sea level rise.
His bestselling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, was published exactly one week before Hurricane Sandy. Prophetically, it described just such an event hitting New York City as one example of what might occur. Englander is a top rated keynote speaker and his recent appearances on MSNBC, Fox Business Channel and NPR all note the clarity and impact of his revolutionary view of our changing coastline. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science and Technology and a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Union of Concerned Scientists.