Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward: John Englander, Sir David King

Ice on land is melting, and sea level is rising, both at astonishing rates never seen in recorded history. Are you, your property, investments, and family ready for these unprecedented changes? Read Moving to Higher Ground and…

Learn how Sea Level Rise (SLR) is unstoppable for many centuries due to excess heat already stored in our oceans – and how soon our shorelines will go underwater…

Understand how disastrous SLR will profoundly affect more than 10,000 coastal communities as soon as 2050, both in the U.S. and around the world.

What will happen where you live? How much will the water rise? And when?

Find out why extreme weather events, forest fires, and flooding share the same causes as catastrophic SLR, but weather disruptions are temporary and SLR permanent. Devastatingly so.

Discover what industries and properties will feel the greatest, and earliest, impacts. Learn what all planners and coastal property owners need to know now to urgently begin to move and adapt.

Examine the unique problems faced by the military, Infrastructure planners, architects, flood managers, policy planners, banks, insurance companies, and real estate businesses. And some unique solutions.

Find out how and why government policy makers have been completely ineffective delivering any successful strategy for climate change and sea level rise.

Answer the questions, WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW?, And what does THE PATH FORWARD look like?

In time of great financial and environmental peril, WHO WILL LEAD US? Prepare to be surprised at the answer.

John Englander is a renowned oceanographer and expert on climate change and sea level rise. His best-selling first book, High Tide on Main Street, was published in 2012.


“In this extraordinary book, John Englander gives us valuable historical perspective, fascinating insights, and powerful data about what is happening now, and sound thinking about where we go from here…”Senator Angus King, U.S. Senator from Maine

“… a timely, very well-written and outstanding book on the greatest threat facing humanity today: climate change and sea level rise.”Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Ocean Futures Society

“…The climate emergency is like nothing that human civilization has ever faced… We have passed a “tipping point”, and John Englander’s excellent book clearly makes the case for many meters of higher sea level… fair warning of the profound change coming…”Sir David King, Founder & Chair, Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge, England

“John Englander has again written a timely, incisive, and important book. Moving to Higher Ground explains the crises we are facing and offers positive ways to accommodate the challenges we will encounter. … a must read for all people.”Christine Todd Whitman, former New Jersey governor and EPA administrator

“In Moving to Higher Ground, John Englander takes the vital next step in discussing sea level rise. In simple yet memorable terms, Englander explains the science behind the shocking impacts to come, and discusses what we must do as a society to prepare for these inevitable, life-changing ramifications.”Jeff Berardelli, CBS-TV News Meteorologist and Climate Specialist

“I think Moving to Higher Ground is one of the best books I have ever read, period, leaving novels out of it – crystal clear, clean, simple without condescending, un-sensationalist. In a sense it is difficult to consider what to write about SLR and the book because it’s an embarrassment of riches.”Ruth Schuster, Senior Editor / Science, Haaretz Newspaper, Tel Aviv

“There’s no question that the ocean is on the move, and so many communities will need to move as well.”Bill McKibben, Founder of

About the Author

John Englander is a renowned oceanographer, multi-book author, speaker, and expert on climate change and sea level rise. His 2012 book, High Tide on Main Street, explained the science in easy-to-understand terms. Politico listed it as one of the top fifty books to read. His broad marine science background, coupled with explorations in Greenland and Antarctica, allows him to see the big-picture impacts of changing climate and rising sea level on society. Millions of people in the US and around the world have read his books, or heard his message through blogs and popular talks. Englander is consistently rated as one of the best speakers on climate change and sea level rise, and works tirelessly to help communities understand why sea level will rise far higher than most can imagine. Quickly. As a leading spokesperson for “intelligent adaptation”, John is the foremost advocate that, globally, we must move to higher ground. John’s background as a scientist, explorer, entrepreneur, and CEO (International SeaKeepers Society, Cousteau Society) combine to help him analyze not just the scientific impacts of profound SLR, but also the business, economic, and humanitarian impacts. Learn more:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Science Bookshelf (April 6, 2021) Language ‏ : ‎ English Paperback ‏ : ‎ 244 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733499911 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733499910 Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12 ounces Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

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