James Pinkerton at Breitbart has his own take on the rise of cli-fi in the 21st century, writing in a recent post:
''In fact, there’s already a thriving market for climate-change doom-and-gloom. Indeed, there’s a rapidly expanding genre known as climate fiction or cli-fi, which includes such books as Year of the Flood, The Drowned Cities, and The Water Knife; there’s even a book on how to write your own book: Saving the World One Word at a Time: Writing Cli-Fi.
And of course, there are plenty of movies with cli-fi plots or themes, including The Day After Tomorrow, Interstellar, and the popular Snowpiercer. And coming soon from producer Dean Devlin in October: Gerard Butler in the Hollywood movie Geostorm.
''It might well be the case, of course, that there’s more eagerness, in Manhattan and Hollywood, to supply these works than there is eagerness among ordinary audiences to consume them. Yet still, the cumulative weight of all this Green-themed content is having some impact as the polls suggest. .
''Yet even if cli-fi can be dismissed as a case of the elite attempting to force-feed its worldview onto the non-elite, we still might be curious to ask: Where did this high-end end-is-nigh impulse come from in the first place? Why are so many in the upper crust so eager to embrace such pessimism?"