19 Mar '12, 6pm

The #HungerGames: The world after a climate apocalypse, teen fiction style

The #HungerGames: The world after a climate apocalypse, teen fiction style

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . The revolution will be televised. So will the post-apocalyptic fight to feed ourselves on a ruined planet. Those are two key themes of the wildly popular young adult (YA) trilogy that begins with The Hunger Games , whose movie version comes out this week. The trailer gives the key plot points: After what seems to be a climate-driven apocalypse, Panem, “the country that rose up out of the ashes of the place that was once called North America,” is divided into a capitol and 12 districts, who launched a failed revolution many decades earlier. The annual Hunger Games are televised and the rules are simple: In punishment for the uprising, each of the 12 districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in the vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning des...

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