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May 5, 2019

In episode 89 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Yale-Nus College Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Matthew Schneider-Mayerson about his recent literacy research on how “Cli-Fi”, or climate change science fiction, can influence a reader’s behavior. Doug is joined in this interview by Cli-Fi expert, Dr. Amy Brady, a previous guest on America Adapts.  In a bonus conversation, Doug interviews Laur Hesse Fisher, host of a new podcast, Today I Learned: Climate (TILClimate), based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Discover how this new podcast is teaching climate fundamentals in short, science driven episodes.

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Other Topics covered:

  • Using “Cli-Fi” to influence a reader’s behavior.
  • Amy Brady weighs in on need for empirical evidence in the cli fi genre.
  • Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, says “the future is a distant country.”
  • Using “Cli-Fi” to move people from just awareness to actual action.
  • “Cli-Fi” can help bring people together to talk about climate change.

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