05 Aug '11, 10pm

Why you can't fight climate change without peak oil

Why you can't fight climate change without peak oil

Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change by Clive Hamilton. Published by Earthscan, 2010, 286 pages, $24.95 Publishers of books on climate change seem to be competing to ratchet up the doom factor in their titles. Pretty soon you can expect to see "Dr Kevorkian's Rx to Save Your Family from Climate Hell" or "Praying for Pol Pot: Genocide May Be the Only Answer." The title Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change helped draw me to Australian activist Clive Hamilton's contribution to the genre of climate Jeremiad. When it comes to gloom and doom, Hamilton doesn't disappoint. "Worse than the worst case," is how he sums up the grim conclusions of the latest science on greenhouse warming. "Hoping that a major disruption to the Earth's climate can be avoided is a delusion." Despair, accept, act But like every climate doomer, ...

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