Hamilton, Clive

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 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. He holds an arts degree from the Australian National University and an economics degree from the University of Sydney. He completed a doctorate at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Before establishing The Australia Institute he taught in the Graduate Program in the Economics of Development at the ANU then joined the Australian Public Service. In recent years he has held visiting academic positions at Yale University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. He has published on a wide range of subjects but is best known for his books, including Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change (2010) and Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering (2013). In 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), and in 2012 he was appointed by the Federal Government to the Climate Change Authority.