We start our interview series about the global ecological crisis with Clive Hamilton. Professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, Hamilton has been writing on climate change for the last 15 years. His most recent books, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change (2010) and Earthmasters: The dawn of the age of climate engineering (2013), offer an important theoretical basis for reflection on the subject. Unfortunately, Hamilton won’t be able to attend the Colloquium, but kindly accepted to give this interview in order to share his ideas with us. We hope you too enjoy it!