An Intro To ‘Cli-Fi’ (Climate Change Fiction)

Supertrees
Supertrees, like these in Manila, are tree-like gardens, which also shade vegetation below. They certainly look like they belong in a work of Climate Change Fiction Ray in Manila / Flickr Creative Commons
Supertrees
Supertrees, like these in Manila, are tree-like gardens, which also shade vegetation below. They certainly look like they belong in a work of Climate Change Fiction Ray in Manila / Flickr Creative Commons

An Intro To ‘Cli-Fi’ (Climate Change Fiction)

As people become more and more aware of the impact of climate change, authors have begun working the topic into their storylines. Climate Change Fiction, or “Cli-Fi,” has become an increasingly popular genre as writers imagine how rising sea levels and warmer temperatures could affect people and places in the future.

Joining the Morning Shift with more details on Cli-Fi is Sarah Dimick. She’s a Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Northwestern University, and she specializes in literature about climate change.

GUEST: Sarah Dimick, Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Northwestern University

LEARN MORE: Burning Worlds, a monthly column on Climate Change Fiction in the Chicago Review of Books