This is the book that blows the whistle on the politics of global warming in Australia. Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? How have big corporations succeeded in preventing real action? Who are the "greenhouse mafia"?
, Clive Hamilton reveals a shadow world of lobbyists and sceptics, spin and hidden agendas. He investigates a deceitful government and a compliant media. And he lays out the facts about Kyoto, carbon emissions and what governments and individuals might do, and have done.
Written with humour, urgency and great authority, this is the definitive account of the politics of climate change in Australia.Longlisted, 2007 Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award
Clive Hamilton is the executive director of the Australia Institute and a leading authority on the economics and politics of climate change. His books include the bestsellers Scorcher, Growth Fetish, Affluenza
(as co-author), What's Left?
(Quarterly Essay 21) and Silencing Dissent
(as co-editor and contributor).
About the Author
Clive Hamilton's book Growth Fetish was published in 2003 and became a national bestseller, as did his most recent book, Affluenza, co-authored with Richard Denniss. In 2006 his essay What's Left? The Death of Social Democracy was published as part of the Quarterly Essay series. Hamilton is executive director of the Australia Institute, an independent think-tank based at the Australian National University. He is an authority on the science and politics of climate change, having been involved in this area as a participant and observer for many years.