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The Day After Tomorrow’s apocalyptic depiction of climate change is a little embellished. But such storylines can ignite conversations with people that mainstream science fails to reach. 20th Century Fox

Can ‘cli-fi’ actually make a difference? A climate scientist’s perspective

Climate scientists often bombard their audiences with facts and figures - a method of communication that often doesn’t work. Perhaps this is where cli-fi can step in, with its compelling characters and just slightly embellished science.
People gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, June 1, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Why is climate change such a hard sell in the US?

While many people are willing to happily gamble with pharmaceuticals, which may offer the most trivial of benefits, they are not ready to believe the facts on climate change.
Climate fiction: A novel describes New Yorkers keeping on even after 50 feet of sea-level rise next century.

New York 2140: A novelist’s vision of a drowned city that still never sleeps

A researcher on sea level rise and climate change impacts reviews Kim Stanley Robinson’s new novel, ‘New York 2140,’ which envisions the city’s future in the face of extreme sea-level rise.

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