A strong supporter of new energy technologies, Arthur C. Clarke was concerned about climate change and believed
it was necessary to move beyond the use of fossil fuels, which he considered ‘one of our most self-destructive behaviours’.
(Video from the private collection of the New Energy Foundation)
Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) was an engineer, inventor, futurist, humanitarian,and one of the best-known science fiction writers of his time. He is the author of more than 60 novels and short stories including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood’s End, and Rendezvous with Rama. His invention of satellite communication in 1945 brought him many awards and fellowships, and he was a member of many scientific organizations, including the Royal Astronomical Society. His legacy is honoured and preserved by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for space education.
[Image courtesy of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation]