Provocative author and scholar Clive Hamilton will discuss why facing up to Climate Change is “Just too Hard” in a public lecture this month hosted by the newly established Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland.
There have been any number of urgent scientific reports in recent years emphasising just how dire the future looks and how little time we have left to act.
Around the world only a few have truly faced up to the facts about global warming; others prefer to believe denialists such as Monckton and Plimer, in an effort to continue business as usual and maintain current lifestyles.
In the preface to ‘Requiem for a Species’ Hamilton describes his new book:
“It is a book about the frailties of the human species: our strange obsessions, our hubris, and our penchant for avoiding the facts. A story of a battle within us, between the forces that should have caused us to protect the earth, like our capacity to reason and our connection to nature, and our greed, materialism and alienation from nature, which, in the end, have won out.”
This is a free event, open to the public.
Book sales, signing and refreshments will follow the lecture.
24th March 2010
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (Building 23)
St Lucia Campus
(Located at the top of Campbell Rd.)
RSVP essential – www.gci.uq.edu.au/lecture