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Why We Resist The Truth

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We are delighted to announce that Clive Hamilton will be the guest speaker at our AGM this year, he will be exploring climate change denial and its implications.

Clive is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Growth Fetish, Affluenza: when too much is never enough, The Freedom Paradox and, most recently, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change.

Growth Fetish (2003) became an Australian best-seller and suggests that the unthinking pursuit of economic growth has become a fetish, which has not led to any real improvements in levels of happiness. Affluenza (2005) explores the shallowness of modern consumer life, arguing that there is an emergence of new types of “alienation and exploitation”, in the form of ravages of the free market, which have “have robbed life of its meaning”.

Clive is Charles Sturt Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics in Canberra. From 1994 to 2008 he was the Executive Director of The Australia Institute, Australia’s leading progressive think tank, which he founded. He has held a number of visiting academic positions, including at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford and Yale University.

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