Cli-fi is a genre defined by fictional responses to contemporary scientific research. As such, cli-fi (accompanying sci-fi) occupies a nexus between nature and civilization. Catastrophic cli-fi should not be likened to the kind of apocalyptic fiction inspired by the Christian Book of Revelation. That concept downplays the historical novelty of science fiction.
Yet, judgment plays an important role.
Judgment is a triadic relation involved in science, as elaborated in Comments on Jacques Maritain’s Book (1935) Natural Philosophy. Consequently, traces of positivist and empirio-schematic judgments should appear within the narrative structure of cli-fi.
Indeed, they do.