From the Inside Flap
"There is no plan B." Ecologists and politicians agree that our generation has no "second chance" to solve the climate change crisis. What happens if they fail? A family's beachfront home is threatened by rising sea levels. Regular inundations force evacuation, but even a move to higher ground proves inadequate, and the couple takes to the water. Tide-riding has come of age. Writing of these events forty years later, the author traces his family's survival route. Climate change continues to take its toll: tsunamis, mass migration, the parting of the Americas, flooding of coastal cities and an increase in seismic activity are all hallmarks of the era. Why did world leaders view the ecology as secondary to the economy? Why the complacency over Arctic melt? Why were rising sea levels ignored? How will society react to ineffectual government? Is there hope in our changing world? Brine offers a uniquely personal look at the most pressing problem our civilization has ever faced.