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A Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) Syllabus


An article published by Yale Climate Connections on resources for teaching climate fiction. The article features Elizabeth Rush, a climate fiction educator at Brown University, who discusses the ways in which climate fiction can create a relationship between humans, their environment and technology. The article provides educators a list of climate fiction novels and short stories. Cli-Fi resources reviewed in the article include ‘The Tamarisk Hunter’ by Paolo Bacigalupi, ‘Gold, Fame, Citrus’ by Claire Vaye Watkins, ‘Monstro’ by Junot Díaz, ‘New York 2140’ by Kim Stanley Robinson, and ‘10:04’ by Ben Lerner.

Through the Cli-Fi books listed, students will learn about climate change and the importance of Cli-Fi.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How does climate fiction link society, climate change and technology?
  2. How can cli-fi provide solutions to mitigate climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name What’s on your climate fiction syllabus?
Discipline Humanities
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Fiction, Cli-Fi, Literature
Climate Topic Climate and Society
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Yale Climate Connections with Elizabeth Rush, Brown University
Hosted at Yale Climate Connections
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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