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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

German bunds remain steady ahead of July manufacturing PMI, ECB’s policy meeting

The German bunds remained steady during European session Tuesday ahead of the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of July, scheduled to be released on July 24 by 07:30GMT and the European Central Banks (ECB) monetary...

MAS likely to slightly reduce slope of S$NEER policy band amid economic slowdown, says Scotiabank

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expected to slightly reduce the slope (i.e. the annual rate of appreciation) of its S$NEER policy band to 0.5 percent from current 1.0 percent, when holing its second...

Australian bonds surge ahead of RBA Governor Lowe’s speech

Australian government bonds surged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Australian bonds jump in silent trading ahead of RBA Assistant Governor Kent’s speech

Australian government bonds jumped during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Politics

Can protecting land promote employment? In New England, the answer is yes

Protecting land from development provides numerous ecological and social benefits, but many people debate whether it hurts or helps local economies. Some worry that land protection will inhibit economic growth by...

US Dem presidential primaries: Biden leading, followed by Sanders, Warren, Harris; and will Trump be beaten?

The next US presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. Incumbent president Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee, but there is a contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. The...

Archive documents reveal the US and UK's role in the dying days of apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But its easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where...

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Science

HIV vaccine enters phase 2 of clinical trials in China

An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists is slated to enter phase 2 of clinical trials with over 100 participants. This follows a landmark victory reported recently in the United States where researchers killed...

Better treatment for ovarian cancer could be available soon

A group of researchers recently reported identifying a specific enzyme that they found to be speeding up the spread of a certain deadly type of ovarian cancer cells. By targeting it, they came up with a way to reverse that...

How big is the Moon? Let me compare ...

Even though we can see the Moon shining brightly in the night sky and sometimes in daylight its hard to put into perspective just how large, and just how distant, our nearest neighbour actually is. So just how big is...

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Technology

'Borderlands 3' has easy ways to activate the VIP codes

Borderlands 3 is an upcoming game developed by Gearbox Software. Ahead of its release, the gaming studio published a trailer showing the four main vault hunter characters. The teaser reveals a number of details about the...

WNBA will be in ‘NBA 2K20’

The month of July opened to the official announcement of NBA 2K20. The timing of the reveal was not much of a surprise, but the most exciting part of it was the confirmation that WNBA players are now officially part of the...

Fan recreates ‘Final Fantasy 7 Remake’ on PS4 game creation system

Square Enix attended E3 2019 with enough teaser trailers and new gameplay information to make Final Fantasy 7 Remake one of the most unforgettable presentations in the entire convention. But the fact remains that the game...

Outlaw system of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will be similar to the ‘Witcher 3’

The hype train for Cyberpunk 2077 just keeps on rolling as new information about the game has been given by CD Projekt Red. While the gaming studio hasnt been shy to share details about the title, theyve also been cautious...

Upcoming Samsung device powered by Windows 10

Samsung annually updates its lineup of Galaxy-branded tablets, but the company appears to be entering the 2-in-1 laptop market shortly. To offer a competitive device in this area, Samsung is rumored to get help from...
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