John Englander has been fascinated with the continuous 400-foot rise and fall of sea level since he was a geology/economics major, four decades ago. His passion for ocean processes evolved into a career of ocean exploration, creating the largest resort scuba facility in the world, based in the Bahamas. He went on to become CEO of the Cousteau Society, and then at The International SeaKeepers Society. He led two diving expeditions under the northern polar ice cap, and also has first hand experience in Greenland and Antarctica. Englander is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology, a senior advisor at the Global Environment and Technology Foundation, and a member of various professional scientific groups. He lives in low-lying South Florida and takes a very pragmatic approach to the effect of rising seas on coastal property values.