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Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
     

Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

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by Matthew E. Kahn
 

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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 environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over

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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 environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn 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.

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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:
9780465063833
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, UCLA Law School, and the Anderson School of Management. He is also a member of the university's departments of economics and public policy. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Kahn lives in Los Angeles.

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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
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