Clima was established in 1941 and the first issue appeared in May 1941. The founders were the Brazilian intellectuals, who were called the Grupo Clima. One of the founders was Paulo Emilio Salles Gomes. The others included Antonio Candido, Décio de Almeida Prado, Gilda de Mello e Souza, Ruy Coelho and Lourival Gomes Machado. Antonio Candido was also worked as a literary critic of the magazine, which was published on a monthly basis. Clima existed until 1944.