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.
Funding provided by
Live Story Telling Events
We’re taking the Climate Parables from the page to the stage in a live event series.
The idea is to blend science and technology, fiction and non-fiction, video, art, and music in entirely new ways. All the skills we’ve honed through decades of science journalism—smart reporting, thorough fact checking, and professional editing—will add dimensions rarely seen on stage. But in delivery, the experience for the audience will feel very much like theater, an immersive experience that is in equal parts emotional and intellectual.
Our first shows sold out in San Francisco May 12 and 13, 2023, where we partnered with the Long Now Foundation and Back Pocket Media.
Next, we plan to take the Climate Parables Live to venues where climate professionals gather. Please contact us if you are interested in an event partnership.
Read The Latest Stories
How to build a future you want to live in—lessons learned from a life devoted to reinventing San Francisco.
My job takes me to faraway places. My daughter calls it witnessing the death of the Earth. She is wrong. I’m recording a fight to maintain hope.
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.
Episode 99: “How I Saved the World”
It was pretty audacious: suck enough water from the underside of the glacier for the whole block of ice to lose its water cushion and crash back down onto bedrock.