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Can Cli-Fi Save The Planet?


A short article by Dan Bloom in The Medium about potential ways in which climate fiction (Cli-Fi) is now helping students engage with climate change and can provide potential solutions to the crisis. In this short article, Bloom, who is thought to have coined the term ‘Cli-Fi’ discusses the increase in climate fiction in the fields of education, writing, and media across the world.

Students will learn about Cli-Fi, and how it is helping with youth engagement in the current climate crisis. Students will further understand the importance of popular media in youth involvement for the climate movement.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How can Cli-Fi impact the climate movement?
  2. Why is it important to include Cli-Fi in today’s classrooms?
About Tool
Tool Name Can “Cli-Fi” Help Keep Our Planet Livable?
Discipline Humanities 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Fiction, Cli-Fi, Literature, Education
Climate Topic Climate and Society
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Dan Bloom
Hosted at The Medium
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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