The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
- 23 August 2017 at 7:30 am – 23 August 2017 at 7:30 pm
- State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, 328 Swanston Road, Melbourne 3000
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Monash Arts School of Social Sciences proudly presents the annual Department of Human Geography Public Lecture:
Responding adequately to scientists' warnings about global warming has seemed to be impossible for Australia's political system. And, indeed, for Australians. Most say they accept the science but seem unwilling to do much in response, including electing governments to take urgent action. Meanwhile denialism has gained more traction, just at the time when big business is moving the other way, recognising that climate change is here to stay and they must adapt their business models for the new risks and opportunities. Globally, business is now ahead of government. Yet it is too late to prevent severe, and possibly catastrophic, warming of the globe. In this lecture, Clive Hamilton, a participant in the public debate over climate science and policy for more than 20 years, will map some of its major stages.
- Dr Julian S. Yates
- Monash University