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Will Fiction Influence How We React to Climate Change?


A tsunami floods New York City in the wake of a catastrophic climatic shift in a scene from the 2004 film “The Day After Tomorrow.” 20th Century Fox

This article first appeared in the New York Times

A sub-genre of science fiction that explores the possible, often catastrophic, effects of climate change is gaining in popularity and has even been added to some university curriculums.

Will these “cli-fi” movies and novels make a difference in how people react to global warming?

Dan Bloom, a blogger based in Taiwan, suggested this discussion with six experts.

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