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Understanding the ‘big picture’ of climate change

John Englander

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Leading expert on the impact of rising sea levels and shifting climates

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“I heard John’s riveting keynote address at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and I knew he was the speaker we needed to bring in for the City of Annapolis. His presentation to a diverse audience of municipal, business leaders and the public helped everyone understand how we all must begin to plan and adapt to higher sea levels.”

Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis See all references
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Speaker John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and a leading expert on global climate change. Combining an extensive marine science background with firsthand expeditions to Greenland and Antarctica, John delivers a big picture report on climate change. From rising sea levels to societal impacts, speaker John Englander brings diverse points of view as an industry scientist and entrepreneur in the climate conversation. For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private and nonprofit sectors, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The International SeaKeepers and The Cousteau Society.

Why book speaker John Englander?

  • He is a renowned oceanographer. The legendary Captain Jacques Cousteau tapped keynote speaker John England to succeed him as CEO of the Cousteau Society.
  • He shares the link between climate change impact and business industries. As the founder of Englander & Associates, speaker John Englander works with businesses, governmental agencies, and communities to understand the financial risks of increased flooding due to rising seas, extreme tides, unprecedented rainfall, and storm surge.
  • He is an advocate for “intelligent adaption.” In explaining the tremendous risks caused by climate change, speaker John also helps audiences see the enormous economic opportunities that will allow the global economy to thrive through planning and adaptation.

Keynote speaker John Englander is a sought after public speaker and consultant on the subjects of oceanography and climate change. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences – UC Santa Cruz, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and a member of several professional societies. Englander also holds dual degrees in Geology and Economics from Dickinson College.

As an expert on the global impact of rising sea levels, speaker John England has appeared on MSNBC, Fox Business, ABC, CBS, PBS, The Weather Channel, CCTV (China), CBC (Canada), NPR and SkyNews TV (UK). He has also been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Publisher’s Weekly, and numerous other publications.

As a speaker, John brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur, and CEO. His bestselling book, “High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis,” clearly explains the science, the impending devastating economic effects, and the opportunity to design for a more resilient future. Politico listed it as one of the top 50 books to read.

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Melting Ice, Rising Seas, Shifting Shorelines … Adapting To The New Reality

This is the story of the century. We have passed a tipping point on climate change and are now in a new era, one where the melting of global ice sheets will dramatically transform our world. Speaker John Englander explains the latest science and puts sea level rise into a historical perspective. He then paints a vivid picture of what we can expect in the future, the potential solutions and what we must do now to create resilient cities and communities.

In this enlightening presentation, audiences will learn:

  • Why sea level rise is now unstoppable and the realistic projections over the coming decades
  • How the triple threat from storms, tides and sea level rise is producing devastating flooding
  • Key potential business opportunities that could benefit our economy in the future, and why real estate values will go “underwater” long before the property does
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    “John Englander’s workshop really opened our eyes to how sea level rise is going to impact our business interests. We are now better prepared to minimize our risk exposure in the near and long term. Any organization that has assets near the coast or relies on other businesses that do should take advantage of Englander & Associates’ highly insightful and valuable program.”

    Mark Grosvenor

    Grosvenor Industries

    “ASFPM, in partnership with NOAA, put on Coastal GeoTools. While there were a lot of compelling presentations on combating sea level rise, perhaps none struck more of a chord with me than the excellent keynote by John Englander. John presented ideas in clear and compelling ways. The take home message from John is similar to what I have been thinking a lot about lately: We will be seeing some major changes on our coasts…And if we do not plan and begin adapting now, there will be a crisis the likes of which we have not dealt with before.”

    Chad Berginnis, CFM Executive Director

    Association of State Flood Plain Managers

    “IMarEST invited John to give our prestigious Stanley Gray lecture in London. “Rising Sea Levels Demystified.” His words still echo in my ears. It was one of the best lectures I have attended in my life. It was unusually well attended and highly engaging to the audience at our Institute. His expert advice has helped our members to understand the critical issues and define a way forward to address them. Top class speaker!”

    Marcus Jones, Chief Executive

    Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
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    5 out of 5 stars

    “I heard John’s riveting keynote address at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and I knew he was the speaker we needed to bring in for the City of Annapolis. His presentation to a diverse audience of municipal, business leaders and the public helped everyone understand how we all must begin to plan and adapt to higher sea levels.”

    Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis See all references

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