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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 Matthew Kahn, is not how we're going to avoid a hotter future but how we're going to adapt to it. InClimatopolis, Kahn, one of the world's 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 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.
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.
Table of Contents
|Too Much Gas||p. 1|
|What We've Done When Our Cities Have Blown Up||p. 15|
|King of the Hill||p. 47|
|Playing One-On-One With Kobe Bryant||p. 77|
|Will Manhattan Flood?||p. 111|
|Will China's Cities Go Green?||p. 139|
|Bono's Anxiety||p. 159|
|Seize The Day: Opportunities From Our Hotter Future||p. 189|
|The Future of Cities||p. 225|
|Suggested Further Readings||p. 261|
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