Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "THE NEWSROOM" with Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Ms. Pill (of ''SNOWPIERCER'' movie fame) the recent Season 3 Part 3 episode was a major #CliFi moment, the kind of cli fi as cultural prism that activist Scott Thill talks about in his very good ''Cli Fi is Real" essay on the Huffington Post the other day.https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Even the New York Times columnist David Brooks, rightwing conservative, who is himself Jewish, writes:
''Bloggers have noticed the religious symbols in the movie. There are those 12 apostles, and there’s a Noah’s ark. There is a fallen angel named Dr. Mann who turns satanic in an inverse Garden of Eden. The space project is named Lazarus. The heroine saves the world at age 33. There’s an infinitely greater and incorporeal intelligence offering merciful salvation.''
Cli fi (or "cli-fi") is an abbreviation which describes movies or novels about climate change and global warming issues. Climate change themes are also found in some science fiction and other speculative fiction. Such films and novels may be set in either the present or the near or distant future, but they may also be set in the past. Some movies and novels raise awareness about the major threats that climate change and global warming present to life on Earth, although not all of them have that kind of impact and are released or published merely as entertainments.
The phrase was originally abbreviated in 2008 in a movie-themed blog post, and it was also used separately and independently of that usage in two Wired movie reviews in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Bernie Bulkin, writing for the Huffington Post also explored fiction with climate themes in November 2013 in an article titled: "'Cli-fi: One answer to a climate problem'."
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