Can Climate Change Fiction Build Consensus, Empathy?
Climate change is real, it’s happening and there are real losses to deal with. How do we mourn, cope and maintain hope? Some answers can be found in fiction, specifically the genre of climate fiction.
Arizona State University published its second volume of a climate fiction anthology that compiles ten short stories from the genre.
The anthology is the end result of a contest that received more than 540 submissions from 66 countries.
The anthology is available to download for free online.
As part of the KPBS Climate Change Desk, Joey Eschrich, co-editor of the anthology, and contributing writer, Rebecca Lawton, join Midday Edition to discuss the goals of climate fiction as a genre.