Fighting Climate Change Anxiety with “Cli-Fi” Creative Writing

Anxiety and uncertainty around the future of climate change is a prevalent problem as we experience extreme weather events occurring more frequently and with 2023 recently being declared the hottest year on record ever.

While it might not save the world, creative writing about climate change can help deal with negative emotions associated with climate change.

Alex Cothren, Lecturer in Creative Writing at Flinders University, joined Te Rina Taite on 2SER Breakfast to discuss how creative writing “Cli-Fi” (stories involving a world experiencing climate change) can help process climate change anxiety.

To read more about Alex and his colleagues’ work on creative writing and climate change anxiety,  you can read their full article on The Conversation.

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