Matthew E. Kahn


On his book Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future

Cover Interview of May 24, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“How we will cope with the evolving threats of climate change.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Capitalism evolves to help us cope with climate change. The anticipation of doom creates new profit opportunities that ironically help to protect us from the doom.”

On the second:

“The only way we can reduce our emissions is if greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of economic output fall sharply.  For this we will need technological progress; we will need to phase out fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas, and replace them with renewable power.”