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Articles by Clive Hamilton

At risk of banging on about this, we’re all going to die

It now seems certain that without urgent and more stringent emission cuts are within the next few years, humans will be powerless to stop the shift to a new climate on Earth.

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Hamilton: How to deal with climate change grief

The science, economics and politics of climate change have been discussed and argued endlessly. But how do we cope psychologically with this challenge to our conception of the future?

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Politics has failed — time for civil disobedience

The protesters who expect to be arrested this weekend in the campaign to close down Hazelwood power station may break the law, but they have justice on their side.

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From free love to narcissism

It’s forty years since Woodstock and the Summer of Love of ‘69. It’s little wonder that Gen Xers and Gen Ys take a jaundiced view of Woodstock nostalgia.

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ONA report sheds new light on climate change

A new confident report by the Office of National Assessments warns if humans must wait for their eyes to confirm the predictions of scientists, it will be far too late to do anything about it.

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Stern Hu and the unpleasant truth about Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a company renowned for playing hard-ball in its commercial operations around the world.

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Al Gore is hoping, Obama is scared, Rudd is a wimp. The earth?

If the Copenhagen agreement on climate change fails to reflect the science, there will be no second chances for the planet and we can expect a furious spasm of protest across the globe.

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Testing the outcomes of Rudd’s clean coal pledge

Based on the best case scenarios when it comes to the full implementation of clean coal technology — let’s look at what the G8 leaders are applauding.

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Why are CSIRO scientists spruiking for the coal industry?

Just when did it become normal for publicly-employed scientists to spruik for the coal industry? asks Clive Hamilton.

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How Rudd’s ETS targets will crush climate justice

When at some point poor countries take on emission reduction obligations their low-hanging fruit will have been harvested by our big polluters, leaving poor countries with more expensive options.

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Meet the new dirty dozen

Clive Hamilton dishes the dirt on his new Greenhouse Mafia line-up.

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You don’t have to be Humbert Humbert to see child sexualisation

The uncovering of hard evidence that David Jones set out to sexualise children in its advertising makes monkeys out of the small band of media academics who leapt to the defence of the retailer.

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What Australia can learn from the demise of GM

Australia is as dependent on coal as General Motors was on the gas-guzzling SUV. Will we learn from their example and do away with this relic of the old industrial revolution? asks Ben McNeil.

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DJs & Saatchi approved sexed-up kids. So why come after us?

Now we know why David Jones and Saatchi & Saatchi fought so hard to keep the information about the Alison Ashley campaign secret.

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Obama falls short on climate legislation

Within the bounds of normal politics a 17% cut is as much as one could hope for. But the scientific warnings have taken us beyond normal politics.

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Why Bush invaded Iraq: the war on Gog and Magog

The Rumsfeld memos are extraordinary, but there is another, perhaps more alarming, story about Bush’s Christian fundamentalism and the Iraq War that has yet to come to light.

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Obama at Notre Dame: Pro-life hecklers broke a taboo

There’s no solution to the abortion debate; there are only ways of trying to take the heat out of the debate.

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