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In A Warming World, 'Cli Fi' Is A Literary Term That Works

Posted at 3:20AM Monday 27 May 2013

If "cli fi" as a new literary term is on Scott Simon's mind at NPR,

that's a good thing.

The five-minute NPR clip featured sound bytes from cli fi authors

Nathaniel Rich and Barabara Kingsolver, and quoted climate scientist

Judith Curry, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology's

School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, as saying that ''when

novelists tackle climate change in their writing, they reach people in

a way that scientists can't.''

"You know, scientists and other people are trying to get their message

across about various aspects of the climate change issue," Curry told

Angela Evancie of NPR.. "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."

http://open.salon.com/blog/danbloom/2013/05/02/in_a_warming_world_cli_fi_is_a_literary_term_that_works




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