Imagining the climate crisis: notes on Extrapolations

Bryan Alexander
5 min readMar 19, 2023

How can we imagine the climate crisis in its full complexity, menace, and possibility?

Answering this question is what climate fiction (never call it “cli-fi”) attempts to do. I’ve been exploring the field (some examples here), and wanted today to share notes on a new example: the new tv show Extrapolations, the first three episodes of which Apple TV just released.

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Bryan Alexander

Futurist, speaker, writer, educator. Author of the FTTE report, UNIVERSITIES ON FIRE, and ACADEMIA NEXT. Creator of The Future Trends Forum.