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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 MumbaiKahns clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive yet realistic picture of what our urban future will look like.
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, one of the worlds leading experts on both cities and the economics of the environment, 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. Before joining the UCLA faculty in January 2007, he taught at Columbia University and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford. He blogs on environmental and urban topics at greeneconomics.blogspot.comone of the Wall Street Journals top 25 economics blogs.