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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

The idea that US interest rates will stay higher for longer is probably wrong

The 0.4% rise in US consumer prices in March didnt look like headline news. It was the same as the February increase, and the year-on-year rise of 3.5% is still sharply down from 5% a year ago. All the same, this modest...

Impact of Iran-Israel conflict on Stocks, Gold and Bitcoin

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Japan Posts 7.7% Growth in Machinery Orders

In a striking development that looks set to invigorate Japans economic prospects, a key gauge of capital spending in the country has seen its most significant jump in over a year. According to Cabinet Office data released...

Why Africa can be the beating heart of South Korea’s technology industry

Tshepo Ncube, Head: International Coverage and Bhavtik Vallabhjee, Head: Power, Utilities Infrastructure at Absa CIB reflect on their recent visit to South Korea, examining why investors in the region have their eyes set...

How cuts to marginal income tax could boost the UK’s stagnant economic growth

The British prime minister recently claimed the UK economy has turned a corner. Rishi Sunak said inflation figures were encouraging, and proclaimed that 2024 would be the year Britain bounces back. According to his...

Politics

Putin’s Russia: first arrests under new anti-LGBT laws mark new era of repression

Just over three decades after Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, three people have been arrested and charged under the countrys harsh new anti-LGBT laws and could face ten years in prison for membership of an...

Nvidia RTX 4090D Embroiled in US-China Tech Rivalry; South Korea Navigates Chip Export Dilemma

The U.S. government has tightened export restrictions on high-performance semiconductor chips to China, including the Nvidia RTX 4090D, and is urging South Korea to enforce similar curbs, marking a significant escalation...

Canada needs a national strategy for homeless refugee claimants

One year after the federal government closed Roxham Road, refugee claims in Canada continue to increase: there were 143,785 in 2023 compared to 91,730 in 2022. The surprise announcement in March 2023 to modify Canadas...

Who will Trump pick as his running mate?

Being second in line for leadership of the most powerful country in the world is not an easy job. But for Mike Pence, vice president under Donald Trump, things were even harder than usual. As insurrectionists descended...

Science

Peter Higgs was one of the greats of particle physics. He transformed what we know about the building blocks of the universe

Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, has died aged 94. He was always a modest man, especially when considering that he was one of the greats of particle physics the area of...

Could a telescope ever see the beginning of time? An astronomer explains

The James Webb Space Telescope, or JWST for short, is one of the most advanced telescopes ever built. Planning for JWST began over 25 years ago, and construction efforts spanned over a decade. It was launched into space on...

US media coverage of new science less likely to mention researchers with African and East Asian names

When one Chinese national recently petitioned the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to become a permanent resident, he thought his chances were pretty good. As an accomplished biologist, he figured that news...

If life exists on Jupiter’s moon Europa, scientists might soon be able to detect it

Europa is one of the largest of more than 90 moons in orbit around the planet Jupiter. It is also one of the best places to look for alien life. Often termed an ocean world by scientists, observations to date strongly...

Exploding stars are rare but emit torrents of radiation − if one happened close enough to Earth, it could threaten life on the planet

Stars like the Sun are remarkably constant. They vary in brightness by only 0.1% over years and decades, thanks to the fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers them. This process will keep the Sun shining steadily for...

Technology

Crypto.com's Launch in South Korea Stalled by AML Regulatory Concerns, Postponement Announced

Crypto.com has delayed its much-anticipated launch in South Korea after an emergency inspection by local regulators revealed issues with its anti-money laundering measures, forcing the cryptocurrency exchange to reassess...

Coca-Cola, Microsoft Forge $1.1B Alliance for Cloud and AI Innovation

The Coca-Cola Company and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces in a $1.1 billion deal to leverage Microsoft Cloud and AI technologies, aiming to streamline operations and spark worldwide innovation. Strategic Partnership...

Korean Military Considers iPhone Ban, Samsung Exempt for Security Reasons

The South Korean military is considering banning iPhones from defense installations over concerns that their voice recording feature could compromise security, whereas Samsung phones are approved for use. Potential...

Shiba Inu Reveals How SHIB Army Can Earn TREAT Token in New Blockchain Ecosystem

The Shiba Inu ecosystem has outlined multiple ways for its community, the SHIB Army, to earn the upcoming TREAT token as part of their engagement with the new layer-3 blockchain, empowering users with greater participation...
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