Climate Change Inspires A New Literary Genre: Cli-Fi

Science fiction has brought us the ideas of future dystopias, but a new genre is bringing us fictional accounts of dystopias based on present day conditions - conditions resulting from climate change.

"You know, scientists and other people are trying to get their message across about various aspects of the climate change issue," says Curry. "And it seems like fiction is an untapped way of doing this — a way of smuggling some serious topics into the consciousness" of readers who may not be following the science." - Judith Curry, (Professor and chair of Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)

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