Clive Hamilton

Dr. Clive Hamilton is an Australian academic and author best known for his writings on climate change, ethics and consumerism. Based in Canberra, he is now Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University and has held a number of visiting academic positions in Australia and abroad. His best-known books are Growth Fetish, Affluenza and Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change. For 14 years he was the executive director of the Australia Institute, a progressive think tank he founded in 1993 and built into an influential voice in public debates ranging from privatization, climate change, and consumerism and downshifting to the sexualisation of children, drug law reform and commercialization of universities. For this work he was awarded an AM. More recently he has been appointed to the Federal Government’s Climate Change Authority. His latest book is Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering. He is currently writing a book on the meaning of the Anthropocene.