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CEG Sustainability Seminar Series: Living Hot - Surviving and thriving on a heating planet

Presenter: Professor Clive Hamilton, Charles Sturt University.

Time, date and location: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Thursday 6 June,

In-person location: Anne Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University of Canberra.

Meeting ID: 814 4951 7501 

Abstract: Dangerous warming of the Earth is inevitable in the coming decades and Australia – accounting for one per cent of global emissions – is virtually powerless to stop it. In their new book, Living Hot: Surviving and thriving on a heating planet (out 3 June) Clive Hamilton and George Wilkenfeld argue it’s time for Australians to shift our attention from reducing emissions to a far-reaching program of investment in protecting the country from the ravages of a changing climate. We need to become serious about climate-proofing everything – our homes, schools, infrastructure, farms and much more. And we must do all we can to protect our increasingly precious natural environment, even if that means slowing emission reductions. Living Hot argues that we can give ourselves a fighting chance of preserving some of the best of what we have while building stronger and fairer communities in a warming world.

Short bio: Clive Hamilton is professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, and author of several books on climate change, including Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change, Earthmasters: Playing God with the climate and Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene.


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