Guy Pearse is an author and environmental commentator. A former political adviser, lobbyist and speechwriter, he is currently a research fellow at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.

His books include Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams, High & Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia’s Future and Quarterly Essay 33: Quarry Vision – Coal, Climate Change and the End of the Resources Boom


Enter Guy Pearse ... offering a realistic assessment of where we are, and how we need to, and can, go forward from the mire of today. His contributions to the necessary debate are most significant.

John Hewson

Pearse is a first-class researcher, dogged and corageous. He unearths facts like a miner following a seam.

Patrice Newell

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