Jun 14, 2022 04:08 AM

Chinese Author Picks Science Fiction to Discuss Climate Change

Chen Qiufan
Chen Qiufan

(Bloomberg) — In Chinese science fiction writer Chen Qiufan’s new book “Net Zero China,” the protagonist travels through time to the year 2060 and sees a China in which President Xi Jinping’s net-zero pledge comes to fruition.

“There are too many urgent climate issues today, and I think the core one is energy transition,” Chen said in discussing what keeps him up at night. “If we can’t make the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy quickly enough, then many of the other efforts will only be floating on the surface without touching the deep root of the problem.”

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