Climatopolis by Matthew E. Kahn
How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

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We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there’s no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how we’re going to avoid a hotter future but how we’re going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn, one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics of the environment, argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives as we change our behaviors and our surroundings. Taking the reader on a tour of the world’s cities— from New York to Beijing to Mumbai—Kahn’s clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive yet realistic picture of what our urban future will look like.
 

About Matthew E. Kahn

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Matthew E. Kahn is a professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the UCLA Department of Economics, and the UCLA Department of Public Policy. He is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by Basic Books. 284 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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If this is the adaptation plan people have in mind moving north to Canada they are clearly not only ignorant of climate change but also Canadian geography and existing water resources, the existing climate, and what our future climate will look like under climate change.

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