Both left and right employ “speculative nonfiction” to imagine the world after climate change. But who will win the battle of the futurists?
Rob Nixon holds the Barron Family Professorship in Environment and Humanities at Princeton University. He is the author of Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Harvard University Press, 2011). His book in progress, “Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forests,” addresses the human and ecological costs of conflict in the great tropical forests of the global South.