Title Bob Hawke, the environmental PM, bequeathed a huge ‘what if’ on climate change Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 17/05/19 Description Since the news broke of his passing, Bob Hawke has been feted as the “environmental prime minister”. From saving the Franklin River, to protecting Antarctica from mining, conservationists have praised his environmental legacy in the same way economists have lauded his financial reforms.
Hawke was in the Lodge during the crucial period when Australia first became aware of – and tried to grapple with – the issue of climate change. And the trajectory of his leadership, not to mention the manner and timing of his political demise, leaves behind a huge question of what might have been.
URL https://theconversation.com/bob-hawke-the-environmental-pm-bequeathed-a-huge-what-if-on-climate-change-117318 Persons Marc Hudson
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Australian politics
- climate change
- Bob Hawke