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The Practicality of Climate Fiction in Steering Global Climate Debate Growing up in western Kenya, where agriculture is the sole activity depended upon by the majority of the population for food and income, I have witnessed how even a slight fluctuation in the climatic patterns can affect an entire society. I witnessed a year when farmers planted without rains with the hopes of it coming as it had been every other year and how the seeds remained in the soil for weeks without germinating. So much effort and resources went with the hope that people had. Similarly, we as a society have endured grief when abrupt rains cause floods in the neighboring areas of Budalangi and the people we know, some who are relatives die and properties washed away in floods. There is no other explanation I have regarding my decision to study geography at the university, I just wanted…

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