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Climatopolis: 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 theres no stopping it. The question, according to environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how were going to avoid a hotter future but how were 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 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)

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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.

Synopsis:

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, UCLA Law School, and the Anderson School of Management. He is also a member of the universitys departments of economics and public policy. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Kahn lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465019267
Subtitle:
How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
Author:
Kahn, Matthew E
Author:
Matthew E., Kahn
Author:
Kahn, Matthew E.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20130625
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 13
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 18

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