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Cli-fi: a Short Essay on Its Worlds and Its Importance

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

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Cli-fi: a Short Essay on its Worlds and its Importance

by Gregers Andersen

French philosopher Paul Ricoeur once wrote: “The first way human beings attempt to understand and to master the ‘manifold’ of the practical field is to give themselves a fictive representation of it.” [1] If Ricoeur is right in this observation, one cannot diminish the importance of climate fiction, or cli-fi, in our contemporary world. There is basically a need for fiction about what tomorrow may hold – not just in order for us to come to terms with what a climate changed world may look like, but also in order for us as a species to be able to come to terms with what it will mean to live in a seriously altered climate.

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