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Best Cli-Fi of 2016 & 2017

The term climate fiction, or cli-fi for short, refers to any books, films, and TV series related to human-caused climate change.

Cli-fi used to be a small enough genre that it didn’t take much time or effort to read and watch all of the major cli-fi titles. Nowadays, though, there are so many released each year that it’s hard to keep up with them all.

In honor of this growing trend, I’ve decided to post a list of what I consider to be the best cli-fi titles of 2016 and 2017. Since this is my first year posting such a list, I couldn’t resist sneaking in a title from 2015 that’s one of my all-time favorites.

Start your new year off right by checking out these thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking works of clli-fi. Let me know in the comments if I missed any good ones!

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Cli-Fi, Climate, Dystopian, Global Warming, Politics, Sea Level Rise, utopian

6 Fun Facts About Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi)

Climate fiction (cli-fi) is a broad genre that includes all fiction that references the climate in some significant way. Most cli-fi explores human-caused climate change and its impact on humanity and the Earth in the present or future.

Telling stories about climate change helps us understand this big, impersonal, long-term trend in more immediate and personal ways. Charts and graphs are great when we want to understand the details of the science, but storytelling really helps us make sense of it all as human beings. It allows us to experience climate change through the eyes of deeply human characters with complex hopes, dreams, and fears that may speak to our own feelings about the realities of climate change. A good cli-fi story entertains us while also helping us figure out what climate change means for us as individuals, communities, and human societies.

Cli-fi is growing in popularity because the consequences of climate change are becoming more obvious and serious with each passing day. More authors are writing cli-fi, and more readers are looking for it. In honor of this growing trend, here are a few fun facts about cli-fi.

Posted in Change, Cli-Fi, Climate, Dystopian, Geoengineering, Global Warming, Goodbye Miami, Politics, Sea Level Rise, utopian

#CyberMonday Sale on Goodbye Miami!

Goodbye Miami will be on sale on Cyber Monday! Pick up a copy of my climate fiction (cli-fi) novel, Goodbye Miami, on Monday, November 27 for just $1.99. (Regular Price: $3.99.)

Posted in Books, Cli-Fi, Climate, Global Warming, Goodbye Miami, Politics, sci-fi, Sea Level Rise, Southern Illinois, Treesong's Books

Support Climate Action at COP23 and Beyond

"Kids Want Climate Justice" by Lorie Shaull [caption id="attachment_1334" align="alignleft" width="300"]"Kids Want Climate Justice" by Lorie Shaull Photo by Lorie Shaull[/caption]

Representatives of the world’s nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany on November 6-11, 2017 for the 23rd annual “Conference of the Parties” (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). This annual conference is an opportunity for all of the participating nations to discuss their collective response to the global crisis of anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming.

As government and industry representative gather in Bonn for COP23, now is a good time for those of us who aren’t endowed with great political power or vast material wealth to reflect on the climate crisis and talk to each other about what we’re going to do about it.

Posted in Climate, Climate Justice, COP23, Global Warming, Paris Agreement, Politics, Solar, UNFCCC
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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