John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and author. He has witnessed first hand the impacts of climate change, through expeditions under the polar ice cap, deep dives in research submarines and visits to Greenland and Antarctica. A broad marine science background coupled with degrees in Geology and Economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise.
For over 30 years, Englander 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.
His new book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, was released on October 22, 2012, one week before Hurricane Sandy. It described just such an event hitting New York City as one example of what might occur. The book has received rave reviews.
Englander works with businesses, government agencies, and communities to understand the financial risks as increasing severe storms and long term sea level rise challenge us to adapt to a shoreline that will move inland for decades. Recently Mr. Englander has been in the media worldwide, appearing on MSNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), the FOX Business Channel and SkyNews TV-UK. He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Publisher’s Weekly.
John Englander is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, and The Explorers Club. He is the Special Advisor on Climate to Friends of the United Nations and a member of the American Geophysical Union, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the Marine Technology Society.