Creating climate fiction

15 September 2022 - 16:00

Vijay Patel Building, Fletcher Hub 4.09, De Montfort University

Event duration: 60 minutes

Climate fiction or 'cli-fi' refers to novels and movies that deal with human-induced climate change.

Often set in near future, dystopian worlds, this genre of fiction paints a picture of rising sea levels, extreme weather, hunger, pollution and disease outbreaks. A world not too dissimilar from our current reality. 


Like most speculative fiction, many of the novels are informed by science, and play an important role in raising awareness of our future living with climate change.

Join a panel of specialists, including Bill McGuire from University College London, who'll delve into some of the most popular cli-fi, assessing the science behind their stories.