Climate science meets science fiction: Can fiction help us find ways out of the climate crisis?.

In conversation: A live, digital event with Friederike Otto and Kim Stanley Robinson on October 3, 2021.
Organised by klimafakten.de in cooperation with DW (Deutsche Welle), Germany's international broadcaster.

She's one of the world's leading climate researchers. He's one of the world's leading science fiction authors. She investigates extreme weather events and how human-made climate change could turn the Earth into a lived dystopia. He envisions and describes a utopian future when humans have found a way of living in harmony with the planet. She works with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global organisation that collects and assesses what we know about climate change and how it can be tackled. He writes about a fictional global governance body in The Ministry for the Future, where people successfully develop strategies to fight the most existential threat humans have ever faced.

They will explore the following questions:
• How can literary fiction help us find ways out of the climate crisis?
• How can scientific research motivate people to act?
• How much science is good for science fiction?
• And how do researchers feel when their findings look like the plot of a dystopian novel?

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