Much of America struggles with cold winters and hot summers. Making such difficult climates comfortable for humans requires a lot of energy. By contrast, much of coastal California is pretty pleasant year-round, requiring far less energy. The natural implication is that to reduce carbon emissions, more Americans should live in temperate California.
the environmental benefits of relaxing anti-growth measures in Southern California’s temperate climes:Economist Edward Glaeser (based on work he’s done with Matthew Kahn) argues in the LA Times for