As the 20th century began to morph into the 21st century in the late 1990s, the global landscape of cultural production started to teem with a cornucopia of fictional ''cli-fi'' texts in print and on cinema and TV screens, engaging with the local and global impact of man-made global warming. In academia as well as in popular culture, this rapidly growing body of texts is now commonly referred to by the catchy linguistic portmanteau
''cli-fi.'' And already cli-fi has transitioned from a sub-cultural colloquialism circulating informally around the blogosphere into both a cultural buzzword and a staple academic term as well.
Cli-Fi News and Academic Links:
|The Day on March 20, 2019 when JEOPARDY TV show with Alex Trebek as host used the cli-fi term as a clue
|Jeopardy' goes 'cli-fi' on Alex Trebek show, while Oprah Winfrey boosts genre
|Oprah Winfrey magazine "O" goes "Cli-fi" with list of 7 top "cli-fi" novels
|Waiting for another 'On the Beach' novel about climate change in the 21st century
|Cli-fi (climate fiction) on the big screen changes minds about real climate change
|The latest ''cli-fi'' news links (UPDATED WEEKLY)
|6 proposals for the reform of literature in the age of climate change -- by Nick Admussen
|Cli-Fi: Superstorm rips through debut novel "We Are Unprepared"
|Try Cli-Fi: Ame Libary Report
|Cli-fi: The Subgenre That Is Changing the Landscape of Literary Studies
|American's First 'Cli-Fi' Book Clubs Create Buzz in Minnesota
|A recent boom in "cli-fi" lends an ethical urgency to threats of global
|'Cli-Fi' Is the Hottest New Literary Genre
|Associated Press wire story March 7, 2016: ''Colleges nationwide tap into cli-fi genre''
|America's First ''Cli-Fi Book Club'' Sets Up in Minnesota
|Confessions of a ''Cli-Fi Freak''
|Australian ''cli-fi'' novelist explains her views on climate issues
|Atlantic Magazine columnist on how young people are taking to ''cli-fi''
|''Cli-fi'' and cinematic visions of climate change
|Dan Bloom oped on rise of cli-fi worlwide
|Medium magazine on cli-fi memes
|Margaret Atwood on Cli-Fi
|REUTERS NEWS SERVICE: Move over sci-fi: Cli-fi finds its way into classrooms
|REUTERS NEWS SERVICE: As the weather shifts, cli-fi takes root as a new literary genre
|REUTERS NEWS SERVICE: Is ''Game of Thrones'' a Cli-fi TV show?
|The birth of "cli-fi": Books that tackle climate change
|''Cli-fi'' in the global news feed (March 2015)
|Princeton Novelist Chang-rae Lee on Cli-Fi
|'Cli-Fi' Novelist Takes On 'Obsessive Climate Disorder' (3 minute public radio segment)
|Can cli-fi save us from ourselves? - OpEd by novelist Alice Robinson in Australia
|Australia Reports: How climate-change fiction is heating up
|What is cli-fi? And why I write it - YA novelist Sarah Holding explains
|The New York Times goes cli-fi with a Room for Debate forum titled "Can Cli-Fi Save the World?" with 6 experts and plenty of comments from readers (July 29, 2014):
|The Cli-Fi Movie Awards is annual movie awards event that honors and recognizes the best and most important cli-fi movies of the year:
|A Twitter hashtag for #clifi promotes global discussion of the cli-fi meme:
|Time magazine discusses cli-fi movies (May 9, 2014):
|Wikipedia defines cli-fi and links to news articles that matter:
|New York Times on 'cli fi' in films:
|''Cli-Fi Movie Awards Winners List''
|Goodreads Listopia - ''Cli-Fi Novels''
|''Cli Fi Rising in Hollywood''
|New York Times - ''College Classes Use Art to Brace for Climate Change''
|NPR Radio Segment: ''So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre?'['
|''Climate change inspires a new literary genre: cli-fi''
|Word Spy dictionary defines cli-fi:
|Professor Judith Curry's ''cli-fi'' over-view:
|The New Yorker magazine goes cli-fi: ''Scenes from a Melting Planet: On the Climate-Change Novel''
|The Wrap in Hollywood: ''In a Warming World, 'Cli-Fi' Is Here to Stay''
|"In a Warming World, Cli Fi is a Term that Works"
|'Cli-fi' is now an official literary term:
|The Guardian in Britain Goes Cli-Fi: Global warning: the rise of 'cli-fi'
|Dissent magazine: "Cli-Fi: Birth of a Genre"
|Foyles London bookstore sets up 'cli fi' books table
|Brian Merchant: Motherboard: ''Pop Culture and Climate Change''
|The Emerging Genre of Cli Fi Literature
|Huffington Post UK: The Rise and Rise of Cli-fi
|Bernie Bulkin: ''Cli Fi: One Answer to a Climate Problem?''
|How and why Sci-fi gave birth to Cli-fi
|A look at the growing genre of cli fi
|Darren Aronofsky's ''Noah'' Movie Floods Cli Fi Zone
|Australian Academics Discuss: 'Cli-fi': could a literary genre help save the planet?
|''Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change'' - a nonfiction book covering 150 climate-themed novels by independent scholar Adam Trexler (May 2015)