10 writing prompts to help you write stories about climate change

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Having trouble with story ideas about climate change? Here’s some prompts.

Climate change is tough for fiction writers. How do you tell a story about a slow-moving disaster? Here’s some writing prompts inspired by the changes to our planet caused by rising temperatures.

“I watched the tide come in. And then it wouldn’t stop.”

“I checked the CO2 data three times, professor. It simply went off the scale.”

“The models said Category 6 hurricanes were impossible. Then the barometer fell to nothing.”

Consuelo’s job depended on water, until the rains stopped.

The sea wall was a hundred years old before the robots started the repairs.

Sunscreen stocks rose on Wall Street like heat off the New Deserts.

Officer Dreg issued her final recycling ticket of the day. She missed her quota.

Gene cried over the carcass. He’d never see a polar bear again.

The team broke the previous record for sailing across the Arctic Ocean by six hours.

From orbit, the greenhouses on Antarctica looked like viridian buttons.

Do you have a climate change, climate science, or global warming writing prompt? Comment below.


One thought on “10 writing prompts to help you write stories about climate change

  1. I hope your prompts do inspire someone, but as with all prompts, I tend to think that if you have so few ideas of your own that you need a prompt, maybe you’re not ready to write. Especially with something as complex as climate change. Hopefully, they would at least get up to speed on the facts of climate change. There’s an idea for you! How about links to a few online articles?

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