Category Archive: Climate Change

Nov 01

How will we adapt to climate change?

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By Matthew E. Kahn
2011 has been an exciting year for meteorologists. The United States has experienced a wide range of strange weather including dust storms in Denver, Colorado, deadly tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, and severe drought acro…

Aug 02

Considering the costs of climate adaptation

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By Jonathan H. Adler
Yesterday afternoon I attended a lecture by Michael Greenstone, the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics and former chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisers during the first year of the Obama Administratio…

May 09

Cities, Weather and Death in India

In Climatopolis, I argue that urban growth will help us to adapt to climate change. Cities make us richer (due to trade, learning and specialization) and income will help people to adapt to the challenge of climate change. Productivity in cities takes …