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Clive Hamilton: The dirty politics around climate change

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on August 27th, 2010

6 September , 2010
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

A monthly discussion group hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions focusing on energy solutions to climate change.

Professor Clive Hamilton is a well known Australian author and public intellectual who ran as the Greens candidate in the by-election for the federal seat of Higgins in December 2009. In June 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to public debate and policy development. He is author of ‘Scorcher: The dirty politics of climate change’ (2007) and his latest book is ‘Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change’ (2010).

Clive will be discussing the current political situation around climate change in Australia, in particular the dirty politics of the fossil fuel and energy intensive industry lobbies, and the current climate movement and whether renewable energy companies that stand to make profits from science-based climate policies have a role in this movement. He will also discuss our involvement at an individual and community level. He will appear via Skype video link.

Monday 6th September 2010 6:30 – 8pm
The Wood Theatre, ECO & COMMERCE-Rm:G09-Flr:G, University of Melbourne VIC

Please RSVP: query-environment@unimelb.edu.au

A big thank you to The Office for Environmental Programs (OEP) at the University of Melbourne for supporting us in bringing you this event.

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