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October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Moving to Higher Ground: A Virtual Meeting with John Englander and Reinaldo Borges


October 21
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



Books & Books, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Resiliency and Sustainability Task Force present…

A Virtual Meeting with John Englander

in conversation with Reinaldo Borges

Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forwahttps://shop.booksandbooks.com/book/9781733499910rd

(Science Bookshelf, $19.95)

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1 PM ET 


Resiliency & Sustainability Task Force chair Reinaldo Borges interviews renowned oceanographer John Englander. Join us for an engaging conversation centered around an issue we all care about in South Florida– sea level rise. Climate change catastrophes are everywhere. In Florida, rising sea levels are threatening communities along the coast and we can no longer pass the buck. We will discuss the challenges and approaches to protecting South Florida and preserving our fragile environment. Learn what industries and corporations are doing in response and how property owners along the coast are adapting. Books & Books is offering a 20% OFF online sales of the book using the code MBCC at check out.

About the Book: 

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.


About the Author:

JOHN ENGLANDER: Renowned oceanographer and expert on climate change and sea level rise. 

About the Moderator:

REINALDO BORGES: Influential and visionary architect in sustainable and resilient design.