‘Climate Fiction’: How science fiction helps readers understand climate change


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 15, 2019 12:00 PM

How science fiction helps readers understand climate change

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3720044/posts

… In Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel New York 2140, Manhattan is flooded after unabated climate change causes the sea level to rise by 50ft (15.25m). The amphibian city is now a SuperVenice, a grid of canals populated by vaporettos. Robinson’s 2017 climate-fiction novel belongs to a growing cadre of works about drowned nations, wind farm utopias or scarred metropolises decades into the future. As diplomats draft the rulebook for the global response to the climate crisis and engineers race to produce better solar panels, writers have found their role, too: telling what Robinson calls “the story of the next century”….

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