On this day in 2006 the executive director of The Australia Institute, Clive Hamilton, delivered a blistering speech at the Hilton Hotel, in Adelaide. In it he named names, listing ‘The Dirty Dozen’ – the top 12 opponents of effective climate change action in Australia. . You can read it here. Since then the names have changed, but the tactics and arguments have largely stayed the same, with some necessary modifications….
As Liz Minchin reported –
Dr Hamilton had been thinking about making the allegations for months, and said he was not worried about being sued.
“I doubt that anyone I’ve named would want their involvement in this issue dragged through the courts,” he said.
See also Minchin, L. 2006. ‘Dirty dozen’ accused over fossil fuels. The Age, 21 February.
Also on this day-
In 1995, having defeated the proposal for a carbon tax/levy, the miners and their friends showed ministers what their voluntary measures would do. And so was born the ‘Greenhouse Challenge’…
2006 the excellent journo Rosslyn Beeby had a front page story at the Canberra Times
Beeby, R. 2006. CSIRO appointees drawn from oil, coal industries. Canberra Times, 21 February, p.1.
The Federal Government’s appointment of two new CSIRO board members with strong links to the coal and petroleum industries was ”a tragedy” for the national science organisation, Tasmanian Greens Senator Christine Milne said yesterday