The sci-fi story of climate optimism

Our fellow Vandana Singh performs a story of a hopeful climate future shaped by the fundamental interconnectedness of humans, nonhumans, and Earth systems. Delivered TED Countdown in Edinburgh, Scotland in October 2021.

Positive climate futures, crafted by an international team of science fiction authors, grounded in real science.

The Climate Imagination Fellowship brings together top science fiction authors with community members, thinkers, researchers, and changemakers from around the world to create visions of positive climate futures shaped by concerted action in the face of crisis, and grounded in real science. These visions will honor local particularities and insist upon equity and justice, while imagining efforts that could be scaled up for global change. Too often, our only climate stories are ones of warning and alarm. To help us build pathways forward to a vibrant, thriving decarbonized future, we also need inspiring stories that can catalyze action in the present.

About the Project

Meet our Fellows

Libia Brenda
Hannah Onoguwe
Gu Shi
Vandana Singh
Learn more about our fellows


UN High-Level Climate Champions

TED Countdown

ClimateWorks Foundation

The British Library

Journal of Science Policy & Governance

Hay Festival Arequipa

Future Tense