Imagining climate futures is a central theme in my work. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Arizona State University I established and directed the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, bringing together institutions engaged in sustainability solutions, imagination in science, and creative writing with the goal to explore the role of a particular form of imagination in societies’ responses to climate change. ICF has featured award-winning climate fiction and non-fiction writers, including Margaret Atwood (The MaddAddam Trilogy), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife) and Elizabeth Kolbert (The Sixth extinction). We support research, teaching, and public outreach on climate futures, including an international short story contest.
- Milkoreit, M., Martinez, M., Eschrich, J. (2016) Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction, Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative, Arizona State University. Available at https://climateimagination.asu.edu/everything-change/