Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual. In June 2008 he was appointed Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, a joint centre of the Australian National University, Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne.
For 14 years, until February 2008, he was the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, a progressive think tank he founded. Clive has held visiting academic positions at Yale University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford (where is is currently).
He has published on a wide range of subjects but is best known for his books, a number of which have been best-sellers. They include Growth Fetish (2003), Affluenza (with Richard Denniss, 2005), What’s Left: The death of social democracy (2006), and The Freedom Paradox: Towards a post-secular ethics (Allen & Unwin, 2008).
Clive's latest book, titled Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the thruth about climate change, was published by Earthscan and Allen & Unwin in 2010.
The difficulty and importance of the global warming campaign is many times greater than every other environmental struggle. Controlling carbon pollution requires a wholesale industrial restructuring and defeat of the most powerful industry coalition ever assembled.