VIDEO: Bestselling sci-fi author discusses his hopes for averting a climate catastrophe at BusinessGreen's Net Zero Festival
Kim Stanley Robinson is the bestselling US author behind scores of novels and short story collections, many of which touch upon ecological and scientific themes and offer visions of a future ravaged by the destruction of the climate and natural world.
He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been credited for its roots in evidenced science, and has been heralded by the New Yorker as "one of the greatest living science-fiction writers".
At last week's Net Zero Festival, Robinson delivered a 'thought-for-the-day' style reflection on the exciting ways in which the pioneers of the net zero transition are unlocking myriad benefits for society as a whole, before taking questions from BusinessGreen's editor-in-chief James Murray.
Touching on the mass extinction event currently playing out around the world, the need for radical reforms to the global financial system, and hurdles for climate action in the current political and cultural system, Robinson's speech and interview can be watched in full above.
All of the panel debates, keynote speeches, and presentations from the Net Zero Festival - which took place over three days from 29 September 2021 featuring hundreds of top speakers from business, politics and academia - are now available to watch again on demand by signing up for free on the Net Zero Festival website.