This book was originally published as PDFs in two volumes:
Weatherfronts: Climate change and the stories we tell (2015), a collaboration between TippingPoint, Free Word, Spread the Word, and the Mediating Change Group of the Open University, with support from Arts Council England.
Realistic Utopias: Writing for Change (2017), a collaboration between TippingPoint, Free Word and Durham University with support from Arts Council England and the Economic and Social Research Council.
The pieces in Weatherfronts: Climate change and the stories we tell arose from a workshop held at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon, London in June 2014 that brought together writers and leading climate change experts to learn from each other. The pieces in Realistic Utopias were commissioned following a similar workshop held in May 2016 by TippingPoint, Free Word and Durham University. Writers who attended each event were invited to send in proposals from which the new stories and poems were commissioned.