Public Lecture – The Horrible Mess of Climate Change Politics, by Clive Hamilton

How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
6:00 to 7:30 PM

State Library of Victoria
Village Roadshow Theatrette
328 Swanston Road, Melbourne 3000

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, Professor 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, joined by panellists, Dr William Jackson, Chief Author of Australian State of the Environment Report, and Anna Malos, Project Manager at ClimateWorks.

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