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Articles by Clive Hamilton

The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 2

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame the second half of our fresh Dirty Dozen …

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The Dirty Dozen: Australia’s biggest climate foes, part 1

Who are the 12 people doing the most to block action on climate change in Australia? With a new government in place, and Australia’s emissions stubbornly high, we name and shame a fresh Dirty Dozen …

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How Bill Gates is engineering the Earth to resist climate change

Brightening marine clouds to reflect more sunlight? Coating the Earth with a solar shield of sulphate particles? From the new book Earthmasters, how science — and Bill Gates — could tackle climate change.

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Hamilton: ABC’s latest climate change doco another PR victory for doubters

Because it falls for the deniers’ tactic of doubt-mongering, ABC TV’s I Can Change Your Mind … About Climate Change is a victory for climate denial even before it goes to air .

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Manne’s Quarterly Essay: silence so far from The Oz

Robert Manne’s account of the influence of The Australian and the tactics it uses to promote its conservative views and discredit its enemies has so far been met with silence from Holt Street.

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Windsor receives death threats as climate of hate ramps up

Death threats received by Tony Windsor reveal that the debate over a carbon tax is not really about economic efficiency or policy effectiveness, or even about party politics.

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Hamilton: a new brand of environmental radicalism

While environmentalism has had some very substantial successes, all of the gains are now jeopardised. No one ever achieved radical social change by being respectable.

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Hamilton: Queensland being sacrificed to our inaction

Queensland is being sacrificed to Australia’s and the world’s unwillingness to take global warming seriously.

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Hamilton: the politics of WikiLeaks

The leaking of police reports detailing the victim statements of two women accusing Julian Assange of r-pe is a serious denial of justice.

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Mitchell on defamation: ‘neither the paper nor I would ever sue’

Threats by editor-in-chief of the Australian Chris Mitchell to sue journalism academic Julie Posetti are all bluff.

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Hamilton: more Aussie climate beat-ups

According to The Australian’s letter writers, the prestigious Royal Society now has “serious doubts” about the science of climate change leading it to a “startling retreat” from previous statements.

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Hamilton: Gruen’s gift to the advertisers

The Gruen Transfer encourages Australia’s young “best and brightest” to devote their lives — not to finding a cancer cure, teaching indigenous kids or campaigning against climate change — but to making clever TV ads for front groups created by the tobacco industry.

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Gillard doesn’t get climate change

Julia Gillard doesn’t get climate change, and those hoping the Labor Government will make a marked policy shift will once more face disappointment.

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Victoria still talking to controversial geoengineering scientists

The Victorian government continues to engage with scientists on climate manipulation techniques, despite vehement criticism that it funded a conference looking at the last-resort geoengineering methods.

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Are you now or have you ever been a climate scientist?

Accusation of criminality against leading climate scientists takes the denialist campaign of harassment and intimidation to new lows.

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Hamilton: Fran Kelly falls for Monckton’s media manipulation

Fran Kelly and the ABC are the latest victims to fall prey to notorious climate change sceptic Lord Monckton’s media manipulation. Why did Kelly not question her controversial guest and his preposterous claims?

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Hamilton: Viscount Monckton of Brenchley’s over-egged CV

One thing’s for sure, Viscount Monckton of Benchley — the “high priest” of climate scepticism soon to tour Australia — does not lack self-belief. His significance on the world stage is enough for him occasionally to forget himself and rewrite his biography.

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Copenhagen’s nasty negotiations

The spirit of the Copenhagen summit was marked by a degree of fractiousness, pig-headedness, selfishness and deviousness not seen at previous UN conferences.

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Hoping beyond hope at
Copenhagen

Kevin Rudd has arrived in Copenhagen early, but the star of the show is Mohamed Nasheed, the President of the Maldives, who has become a new symbol of hope — or perhaps wishful thinking.

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The end of the Third World

The tectonic plates of global politics shifted in Copenhagen last week, and it was tiny Tuvalu that exposed the rift, calling for large, high-polluting developing country to take on legally binding emission reductions.

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Hamilton at Copenhagen: Lulu’s back in town

The Australian delegation in Copenhagen should not be surprised if the rest of the world takes a jaundiced view of any arguments it advances for the treatment of land-based emissions, based on our past Kyoto behaviour.

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Hamilton at Copenhagen: Climate change science? Just google it.

While they pride themselves on their superior rational capacity, in truth the climate deniers are the least wise of the homo sapiens who’ve gathered in Copenhagen.

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Hamilton: Lessons learnt from running in Higgins

The Greens’ candidate in the weekend’s Higgins by-election, Clive Hamilton, reflects on the successes and failures of his climate change-focussed campaign.

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Hamilton: Denying the coming climate holocaust

Which is morally worse: Holocaust denial or climate change scepticism? It sounds like a no-brainer, but the real-life consequences of climate sceptics succeeding may far outweigh those of Holocaust denialists.

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Hamilton: Why I am standing for the Greens in Higgins

Crikey regular Clive Hamilton explains why he is running in the Higgins by-election as a candidate for the Greens, and says that climate change won’t be the only issue he’ll be campaigning on.

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