Runaway climate change is happening 24/7, and our stories reflect it. Movies, novels, short stories, poems, stage plays, TV dramas. From sci-fi to cli-fi, pop culture in many countries now spins fictionalized versions of what some are calling the Climapocalypse. Do they work? Do they resonate?
The well-staged presence of climate representation across pop culture in over a dozen countries presents us with Hollywood and TV stories we can tell one another, as the world turns in 2020 and heads toward 2021. Cli-fi is catching on.
There’s good news and it’s this: cli-fi is starting to peek out from the various hiding places of pop culture worldwide: in France, in Sweden, in Norway, in Canada, in Japan, in Italy, in Spain, in America and Canada and Mexico. Our theatrical visionaries are locked and loaded.
With our dreamers behind us, we will surely make it to the year 2100 A.D. in good shape and full of positive energy and optimism.