GETF Advisor Releases New Book on Sea Level Rise
GETF Advisor John Englander has released a new book titled Hide Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.
Rising sea level is the most profound long-term aspect of climate change. Yet, the public is essentially completely unaware of the magnitude of the problem. For three million years sea level regularly moved up and down almost 400 feet with the ice age cycles. Now, after 6,000 years of minimal change, we are entering a new era of rapid sea level rise. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains:
- The science behind sea level rise, plus the myths and partial truths used to confuse the issue.
- The surprising forces that will cause sea level to rise for 1,000 years, as well as the possibility of catastrophic rise this century.
- Why the devastating economic effects will not be limited to the coasts.
- Why coastal property values will go “underwater” long before the land does, perhaps as early as this decade.
- Five points of “intelligent adaptation” that can help individuals, businesses, and communities protect investments now and in the future.
Hide Tide on Main Street is available on Amazon in both paperback and ebook versions.
Water Warrior: Inspiring news from a H20 for Life Campaign!
The H2O For Life Campaign at The Haverford School in Haverford Pennsylvania has official closed. With the support of the entire Haverford community, the second grade team raised $7,628.50 for Kimeji Primary School in Tanzania.
The campaign was kicked off for H2O on World Water Day with a Drop in the Bucket Brigade. The second grade boys lined the walkway as our Middle and Upper School Divisions passed through our gauntlet dropping in coins to help “Make a Change” in the lives of their peers in Africa. Afterward, they visited the classrooms in the Lower School to collect any coins that the Lower School community brought in to support the efforts. The boys took their buckets back to the classrooms and sorted and counted the money in teams. They raised over $700 in one half hour, but as importantly they raised awareness of the global need for clean water throughout the Haverford Community.
The boys took their responsibility as global citizens seriously and participated in their own ways. Then on April 20th, 2012, the entire second grade team laced up their sneakers and each team member grabbed two gallon jugs full of water and headed to Sabol Field, our school track, to walk in the shoes of the children from Kimeji Primary and all children who have to walk for a clean drink of water. Later that evening the Haverford Community was invited to attend a Bingo Night hosted by the combined efforts of The Haverford Upper School Service Learning Team and Agnes Irwin, our sister school. $1,140 of our total was raised in that joint effort and generously donated to the second grade class for our Walk for Water Campaign.
They not only reached their goal of $5,000 but surpassed it!
Thank you The Haverford School! Keep up the good work!