Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
Basic Books, Sep 7, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
"Climatopolis documents the thinking of a first-rate economist on one of the most pressing issues of our time" -- Nature
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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CLIMATOPOLIS: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter FutureUser Review - Kirkus
A modestly encouraging prediction that technical progress and the free market can ensure a tolerable, if hotter, future. Kahn (Economics, Public Policy/UCLA; Green Cities: Urban Growth and the ... Read full review