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Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Futureby Matthew E Kahn
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We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and theres no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how were going to avoid a hotter future but how were going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn, one of the worlds 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 worlds cities— from New York to Beijing to Mumbai—Kahns clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive yet realistic picture of what our urban future will look like.
Book News Annotation:
Kahn, an urban and environmental economist and professor at UCLA's Institute of the Environment, Department of Economics, and Department of Public Policy, looks at the upside of global warming and predicts how specific cities in developed and developing countries will be affected by and adapt to climate change. He warns against government bailouts to address problems from climate change, and instead urges a focus on market-driven problem-solving in the form of economic strategies, innovations, and products that will be useful for cities and urban areas addressing consequences of climate change. The author is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His blog on environmental and urban topics was rated one of Wall Street Journal's top 25 economics blogs. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
One of the world's leading urban and environmental economists 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.
One of the worlds leading urban and environmental economists tells us what our lives will be like when climate change arrives
About 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.
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