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Articles by Clive Hamilton

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How to think about the 1.5°C climate target

How to think about the 1.5°C climate target

What does a global aim of 1.5 degrees mean? Is it achievable? How much difference would it make?

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The earth has moved: Big business's radical climate shift is now unstoppable

The earth has moved: Big business’s radical climate shift is now unstoppable

There is now unprecedented momentum towards participating in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s unstoppable now.

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Ignored by government, shrunk by resignations – where now for Climate Change Authority?

Ignored by government, shrunk by resignations – where now for Climate Change Authority?

Bernie Fraser’s resignation as chairman of Australia’s Climate Change Authority has left many wondering what is left of it and what its future might be.

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Damned lies, Minister Hunt and climate models

Damned lies, Minister Hunt and climate models

If you believe the Telegraph saving the planet must mean trashing the economy. That’s their story and they’re sticking to it, no matter what the evidence shows.

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In no sense can an emissions trading scheme be called a carbon tax

In no sense can an emissions trading scheme be called a carbon tax

Here is a definition in search of a term: what do we call a calculated political strategy to confuse the citizenry in order to gain an electoral advantage?

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Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

Australia hit its Kyoto target, but it was more a three-inch putt than a hole in one

No claim has been more audacious than the one now being told by the federal government about Australia’s “success” in meeting its Kyoto emissions target.

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Geoengineering might work in a rational world – pity we don't live in one

Geoengineering might work in a rational world – pity we don’t live in one

Hefty new US report argues geoengineering should be part of a ‘portfolio of activities’ in response to global warming. But is this rational?

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Is spying on anti-coal activists just the tip of the iceberg?

Is spying on anti-coal activists just the tip of the iceberg?

Revelations of spying on the Maules Creek and Boggabri activists is a rare ray of light into a dark world of surveillance of conservation groups.

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Forget 'saving the Earth' – it's an angry beast we've awoken

Forget ‘saving the Earth’ – it’s an angry beast we’ve awoken

New science has shown that long-held notions about trying to “save the planet” and preserve the life we have today no longer apply.

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Steep emissions cuts needed or we'll blow our carbon budget

Steep emissions cuts needed or we’ll blow our carbon budget

The CCA’s budget approach to emissions reduction makes it crystal clear that whatever we do now cannot be divorced from what must be done later.

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Killing Australian renewables softly with endless reviews

Killing Australian renewables softly with endless reviews

Australia’s renewable industry has been reviewed to within an inch of its short life, and the Warburton review is slipping the rope around its neck.