The Royal Institution May 29, 2019
Sea level rise can no longer be stopped, so it is urgent that we commence intelligent adaptation as a high priority, argues John Englander. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe John’s book “High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis” is available to buy now: https://geni.us/wQ41O1m
Rising sea level will permanently alter coastlines and is perhaps the most profound long-term aspect of climate change affecting coastal communities everywhere, as well as the global economy. The phenomenon is often overshadowed by short-term flood events, though it will elevate those too. In this talk, oceanographer and author John Englander highlights some surprising scientific aspects of sea level rise, including the latest projections for the coming decades, eventually many meters above present.
Q&A: Sea Level Rise Can No Longer Be Stopped, What Next?
May 29, 2019
The Royal Institution
What proportion of seal level rise is attributable to greenhouse gases? Is it possible that seal levels will ever return to the levels they were at 200,000 years ago? John Englander answers audience questions following his talk. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe John’s book “High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis” is available to buy now: https://geni.us/wQ41O1m Watch the talk: https://youtu.be/MvqY2NcBWI8 John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and leading expert on sea level rise. His broad marine science background coupled with explorations to Greenland and Antarctica allows him to see the big picture of sea level rise and its revolutionary impacts. This talk was filmed at the Ri on 11 February 2019.