Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel “The Ministry for the Future” tells the story of the eponymous agency that fights to halt climate change and secure the planet for generations to come. The book explores what must happen to stop global warming. How far is this “cli-fi” novel from becoming reality?
The book begins with a deadly heat wave that strikes India and establishes climate change as a threat to future safety and prosperity. In 2025, after failing to meet the set targets, a group of signatories to the Paris Agreement installs the Ministry for the Future.