The Climate Parables

It’s time to upgrade not just our technology but also our collective imagination

Anthropocene has flipped the script on climate reporting, from despair to hope, guiding readers to advances in science, engineering, and conservation that will allow us to build a future we actually want to live in.

But what could that future look like?

Our newest and most forward-looking project aims to answer that question. Climate Parables is a series of short, speculative stories from some of the most talented climate-fiction writers. We ask them what life could be like after technological and societal shifts have actually mitigated climate change—and we’ve adapted to chronic environmental stresses. 

Think of it as climate reporting from the future. Tales of how we succeeded in harnessing new technology and science to work with nature, rather than against it. 



Victory Condition

How to build a future you want to live in—lessons learned from a life devoted to reinventing San Francisco.

Victory Condition: A Climate Parable by Eliot Peper

The Almond Pirates

In a future metropolis built deep into the walls of a canyon where it is cooler than the scorching surface temperatures above, the search for a lost cat uncovers an intricate waste recycling system and a band of almond pirates stealing precious water.

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