Climate change is a topic in novels and movies worldwide, including Germany and other nations in Europe. Journalist Ulrich Noller appears on a German radio show to talk about how the new literary genre of "Climate Fiction" -- sometimes referred to as ''cli-fi'' as a nickname -- addresses various impacts of climate change and at the same time raises basic questions about the "human condition."
"Climate Fiction" or "Cli-Fi" is a reference to "Sci-Fi" of "Science Fiction". But Climate Fiction is by no means just genre literature; For a long time writers from all literary fields have been dealing with nature and the consequences of climate change. It takes a certain kind of literary narrative to understand the process of climate change, which is only described scientifically at first - a core competence of literature.
Even at universities, "climate fiction" is becoming an increasingly important topic and professors and teacher training are taking this into account.
In the radio program, Ulrich Noller explains to listeners about and poems by such writers as Ilija Trojanow of Germany, Mikro Bonné, Maja Lunde of Norway, Liane Dirks, Kim Stanley Robinson from the USA, Thore D. Hansen and Rita Indiana.