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Dan Bloom

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The term "cli-fi" first came into broad popular use as a buzzword on April 20, 2013 when NPR did a five-minute radio segment by Angela Evancie on Weekend Edition Saturday [5] to describe novels and movies that deal with man-made climate change, and historically, there have been any number of literary works that dealt with climate change in earlier times as well. Dan Bloom has been an influential figure in the development of "cli-fi" as a distinct genre.[6]
Born (1979-12-23) April 7, 1949 (age 70)
Alma materTufts University, 1971
Genre''cli-fi'' (short for "climate fiction")
Affiliated Website

Dan Bloom is an American literary theorist and PR guy for the genre and for cli-fi novels and movies worldwide at The Cli-Fi Report at


Literary critics and journalists have speculated about the potential influence of climate fiction on the beliefs of its readers. So far, the sole academic study found that readers of climate fiction "are younger, more liberal, and more concerned about climate change than nonreaders," and that climate fiction "reminds concerned readers of the severity of climate change while impelling them to imagine environmental futures and consider the impact of climate change on human and nonhuman life. However, the actions that resulted from readers’ heightened consciousness reveal that awareness is only as valuable as the cultural messages about possible actions to take that are in circulation. Moreover, the responses of some readers suggest that works of climate fiction might lead some people to associate climate change with intense emotions, which could prove either productive or counterproductive to efforts at environmental engagement or persuasion."


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Further reading

  • Mehnert, Antonia. Climate Change Fictions: Representations of Global Warming in American Literature. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
  • Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew. "Climate Change Fiction." In American Literature in Transition, 2000-2010, edited by Rachel Greenwald Smith. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Trexler, Adam. Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change. University of Virginia Press, 2015.

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