Clive Hamilton on climate change and ‘Requiem for a Species’
Clive Hamilton of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at ANU discusses his new book, ‘Requiem for a Species’. Requiem for a Species is about why we have ignored the climate change warnings. It is a book about the frailties of the human species: our strange obsessions, our hubris, and our penchant for avoiding the facts. It is the 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. And it is about the 21st century consequences of these failures, and what we can do now.