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Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton

Professor of Public Ethics, Centre For Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University

Until early 2008 Clive Hamilton was the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s leading progressive think tank, which he founded in 1993. Prior to that he taught at the ANU and was a federal public servant. He has held a number of visiting academic positions, including at Sciences Po, Yale University and the University of Oxford. He is currently a member of the Climate Change Authority. In 2009 he was the Australian Greens candidate in the Higgins by-election.

Clive is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Growth Fetish, Affluenza (with Richard Denniss), and Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change. His most recent book is Earthmasters: The dawn of the age of climate engineering (Yale University Press, 2013).

Future of Coal Series

That Lump of Coal

Feb 15, 2017 07:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Dont be afraid, dont be scared, it wont hurt you. Its coal. With these words Australias Treasurer Scott Morrison taunted the Opposition, attempting to ridicule its commitment to renewable energy. He handed the lump of...

What if there was nothing Trump could do to stop the clean energy revolution?

Jan 26, 2017 06:29 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Climate deniers now rule in Washington and many are asking how much damage they can do. Already Trump has signed an executive order permitting the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, stopped after a long and bitter...

Which protest movement has been most successful?

Nov 18, 2016 18:00 pm UTC| Life Politics

The new social movements that coalesced in the 1970s around demands for peace, womens rights, gay liberation and Indigenous rights transformed Australias social landscape completely. It is impossible to understand modern...

Climate Change Series

How to Think About 1.5 Degrees

Oct 04, 2016 07:38 am UTC| Nature

Astonishment was universal last December when the Paris Agreement on climate change included the aspiration to limit warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, a much tougher target than the standard of 2 degrees,...

One Nation, Climate Denial and those Jewish Bankers

Jul 10, 2016 20:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Malcolm Roberts, the Queensland One Nation candidate who seems set to be elected to the Senate, sees the world through the eyes of the archetypal conspiracist. Dark forces move with malign intent behind world...

The Myth of Public Opinion

Jul 03, 2016 11:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Australians voted for instability, and theyve got it in spades. Nikki Savvas post-election remark on the ABCs Insiders is the kind of statement political commentators frequently make. It is, of course, rubbish. No...

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Economy

South Africa is missing out on fresh fruit export growth. What it needs to do

South Africas urgent need to create jobs requires that the country take advantage of opportunities in the global economy that it can convert into quick wins. The fruit industry presents such an opportunity. The countrys...

How to protect the NHS in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US

A US-UK trade deal is being negotiated, and drug prices are a key issue. Several US officials are demanding that foreign countries pay higher prices to US drug companies. The UK government is denying that drug prices will...

Market-led infrastructure may sound good but not if it short-changes the public

The privatisation of services in Australian cities has weakened public control of key infrastructure. This is likely to accelerate as governments look to market-led proposals to provide infrastructure. For nearly three...

Comeback city? Lessons from revitalising a diverse place like Dandenong

In the 1990s, central Dandenong in Melbournes southeast was in decline. But, over the past decade and a half, this trend has been halted and in some areas reversed. Our research has identified key elements in this...

Black Friday: a logistical nightmare that’s bad for the environment

Black Friday and the ensuing Cyber Monday are once again upon us. Billions will be spent trying to snag a bargain in the approach to Christmas. But as scrutiny turns to whether or not the deals on offer are genuine...

Politics

Michelle Obama did not favor the initial draft of Barack Obama's official portrait, artist reveals

It has been more than a year since the official portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama were unveiled. However, a piece of interesting behind-the-scenes information was revealed on Monday by Kehinde Wiley, the artist...

Rick Perry's belief that Trump was chosen by God is shared by many in a fast-growing Christian movement

In a recent interview with Fox News, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry stated that Donald Trump was chosen by God to be president. He said throughout history God had picked imperfect people such as King David or Solomon to...

Melania Trump reportedly lives a floor above where Donald Trump is sleeping in the White House

There has been so much interest around the marital status of Melania Trump and Donald Trump. Though the first couple has maintained their relationship is going well, it never stopped reports that they are sleeping in...

Radio as a form of struggle: scenes from late colonial Angola

One August night in 1967 in the village of Mungo in central Angola, the local colonial administrator walked into a bar to buy cigarettes. As he entered, he noticed furtive gestures. The barman, Timoteo Chingualulo, turned...

Do politicians break their promises once in government? What the evidence says

The conventional wisdom holds that politicians cant be trusted to keep their promises, yet decades of research across numerous advanced democracies shows the opposite. In truth, political parties reliably carry out the...

Science

Geminids 2019 meteor shower to appear in the skies next week

Among the amazing phenomena that could be seen up in the sky is in the form of meteor showers. Many celestial being enthusiasts might look forward to the upcoming meteor shower by the Geminids next week. It is...

Asteroids: Meteorite crashes could be what formed tectonics on Earth

From what is known about meteors or asteroids, is that these rocks have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, experts say that these meteorite impacts could have been responsible for jump-starting...

NASA: 427-feet asteroid to skim Earth today

Many asteroids have been able to pass by Earth over the years, some getting a little closer than others. The latest asteroid that is reported by NASA to pass by the planet is going to do so today. NASAs asteroid...

Mars 2019: Living organisms can potentially survive and thrive in the Red Planet's conditions

Scientists and space agencies have long been studying and testing theories regarding the possibility of being able to survive on Mars. One scientist, in particular, made a discovery that can potentially hold the answer to...

NASA: Asteroid bigger than five double-decker buses to pass by Earth

Another asteroid is coming in within the vicinity of the Earth. NASA says that an asteroid larger than five double-decker buses is going to pass by the planet. Many asteroids have been spotted passing by the planet this...

Technology

‘PUBG Mobile’ v0.16.0 arrives on December 11 without Erangel 2.0

The 0.16.0 update is the most awaited content for PUBG Mobile right now. Luckily, gamers will no longer have to guess when the patch is arriving, but they should also not expect the Erangel 2.0 map to launch with...

iPhone 12 paves way for Touch ID’s return

Apples next premium line of smartphones, now widely dubbed as iPhone 12, is anticipated to be the highlight of a new decade for the tech industry. Apple fans will be more excited about it as several sources claim that the...

Why Pixelbook Go is not ‘Pixelbook 2’, Google explains

Many Chromebook fans were expecting Google to release a follow-up on its high-end product, Pixelbook, this year. It has been in the market for over two years now. But the company, instead, announced Pixelbook Go that it...

iOS 14 could no longer support iPhone 6S, 6S Plus

The range of compatibility of iOS 14 is one topic that Apple fans are most curious about, aside from its new features and stability improvements. Apple has yet to address this matter, but there are speculations that the...

iPhone SE 2 Plus without home button drops in early 2021

The previous months have been filled with reports about the anticipated release of iPhone SE 2. However, Apple now appears to have more plans for its more affordable smartphone lineup as iPhone SE 2 Plus is now predicted...
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