Rising Sea Level: The Crisis on Our Doorstep
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Rising Sea Level: The Crisis on Our Doorstep

11/02/2019
When: Monday, 11 February 2019
19:00- 20:30
Where: The Theatre
The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS
United Kingdom

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Event Overview

Rising sea level will permanently alter coastlines and thus 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, although it will elevate those too.

In this talk, Oceanographer and Author John Englander will highlight some surprising scientific aspects of sea level rise, including the latest projections for the coming decades, eventually many meters above present. Drawing upon his expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica he will explain why sea level rise can no longer be stopped and why it is urgent that we commence intelligent adaptation as a high priority.

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

 

About the Speaker

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.

John is Founder and President of the International Sea Level Institute, a new non-profit organization focused on explaining the latest science about long-term rising sea level. The institute’s focus is on adaptation to higher ocean levels, but also addresses the connection with various efforts at “sustainability” to slow the warming that may slow the rate of ocean rise. The Institute will teach professionals in engineering, architecture, finance, law and planning to prepare for the challenging era ahead including explaining the financial risks of increased flooding advocating for “intelligent adaptation.”

Copies of John's book, 'High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis', will be available for purchase and signing after the event. 

 


To find out more and book your place, please visit The Royal Institution website


 

 

 

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