The New York Times on Climate Adaptation
+ Matthew Kahn
There are three very good articles in The New York Times focused on climate change adaptation. First, there is an article on how to use solar power as a backup electricity provision technology when power lines fall down.
Second, the Arts section discusses several ideas related to flood barriers.
Finally, the Science section discusses engineering solutions using balloons to protect the under ground subways from future flooding.
I see endogenous innovation and experimentation taking place. This is the “small ball” of climate change adaptation. This is the “micro foundation” for how our cities will continue to thrive in our hotter future.
Cross-posted with modifications from Environmental and Urban Economics.