×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
     

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

5.0 2
by Matthew E. Kahn
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Ray Fisman, co-author of Economic Gangsters
"Figuring out why I disagree with Matt Kahn's arguments leaves me seeing the world in a different way. That's rare. And Kahn writes so well that it's always a fun ride regardless of where the journey ends. Climatopolis is no exception. Read it for one vision of our hot, humid, hazy future."

Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class, and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto
"How will we cope with a hotter, more crowded, and spikier world of bigger and bigger cities? Let Matt Kahn's thoroughly researched and well-written Climatopolis be your guide to our collective urban future."
 
The Economist
"It is refreshing…to read books which look at the warming to come not as a frightful warning, nor as a fait accompli, but as something to which, at some levels of change, people will have to adapt—and which in some settings they may adapt to rather well."

Edward L. Glaeser, New York Times Economix Blog
“[E]ngaging and provocative.... Professor Kahn's book provides a helpful middle ground between the extreme climate Cassandras and those who snort at climate change.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465022656
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,067,548
File size:
296 KB
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A taxi service. More expense then a subway ticket, but better for chasing down someone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago