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Manchester Climate Monthly: Prof Kevin Anderson on the latest UNFCCC meeting #Manchester #climate

Professor Kevin Anderson, who splits his time between University of Manchester and Lund University in Sweden, has long been a clear voice on the urgency of emissions reductions, and the ever-gloomier consequences of inaction (for video interviews with Manchester Climate …

2019-01-11 10:46   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “What will it take to keep global warming within safe limits?” #Manchester 23 January

Registration (necessary) via this site. Description Global warming is a serious threat to all of us and even more to those who are younger. To stay within minimally safe limits (1.5 or 2 degrees C) there is only a …

2019-01-10 11:31   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: The role of arts and culture in bringing #climate change to the ‘here and now’ #Manchester Thurs 24 Jan

The role of arts and culture in bringing climate change to the ‘here and now’ Dr Sarah Mander, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester Thursday 24th January (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. Climate change is widely acknowledged as a pressing and …

2019-01-09 16:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Hope, false hope, stupid hope and #climatechange: From Paris to Extinction (Rebellion)

Here’s the tl:dr – The Paris Agreement and Extinction Rebellion are two sides (or symptoms) of the same coin, i.e. the suspension of critical faculties by people who know better but are in desperate search of reasons to be hopeful …

2019-01-08 19:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: For #climate concerned parents/carers in #Manchester – meeting this Saturday, 12th January…

For parents/carers who would like family friendly ways to take action – meetings that you can bring your children to at times that work, a range of actions which are specifically designed for children and young people, to meet …

2019-01-08 13:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Two upcoming #climate meetings in #Manchester – 4th & 7th January 2019

There are two upcoming meetings for people concerned about climate change. The first is this Friday, 4th January at 12 noon. It’s about the “Fridays for the Future” protests/gatherings that have been happening outside the Central Library. we will be …

2019-01-01 12:07   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Councillors trained in carbon “literacy” since August? Zero.

About five years ago activists (okay, me and a couple of other people) got the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council to set a target that all 96 councillors would quickly do a day’s worth of “carbon …

2018-12-21 11:33   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Rant: “Deeds not words”? My fat arse… #Manchester #climate farces continue

As I cycled up towards the Central Library I could see the road blocked off because of protesters brandishing placards. For a quarter of a second I thought “great, at last, the climate revolution is upon us.” It was, of …

2018-12-14 20:12   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: The danger of “Activist Vuvuzela”. Interview on #climate, #ExtinctionRebellion and much else

Calum is a 40 year old husband, father to two boys who lives in Stockport. He kindly agreed to answer questions put to him by email. The answers are thoughtful, provocative and useful. Comments welcome, but nowt ad hominem please! 1. …

2018-12-14 09:08   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Home responds to questions (without really answering) #Manchester #climate

The arts organisation Home has responded to questions put to it, without clarifying if they intend to have a ‘no-fossil fuels’ policy that would be in keeping with their vaunted “Carbon Literacy” status. Having posted this story, MCFly then sent …

2018-12-13 12:50   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Home may be where the heart is. But spine? Not so much… #Manchester #climate

Went to see Sorry to Bother You (highly recommended) at Home last night. There were the usual advertisements. One, with a green background, proudly said that Home had made sure all its staff had undertaken Carbon Literacy “training”, and that …

2018-12-13 11:48   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council’s extraordinary and humiliating failure of #climate scrutiny

Manchester City Council has refused to answer basic questions about when councillors became aware that quarterly climate reports had been unilaterally abolished. Two weeks after all councillors on the Neighbourhood and Environment Scrutiny Committee (NESC) were sent a short specific …

2018-12-07 08:07   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Letter in MEN: Leadership by glossy brochure, not example. #Manchester #flyingcouncillors

So, I may be off Richard and Angeliki’s Christmas card lists. #gutted. This* appeared in yesterday’s Manchester Evening News: * I’ve tidied it up so it’s in one column Advertisements

2018-12-06 14:25   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Tameside Council taking #carbon literacy super-seriously #climatebreakdown

So, someone had the bright idea to send Freedom of Information Act requests to councils in Greater Manchester, asking how many senior figures (politicians and bureaucrats) had undertaken the much-vaunted “Carbon Literacy” training, and how much money had been spent …

2018-12-06 11:04   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Extinction Rebellion, Friday 14th December, #Manchester

From Facebook- Extinction Rebellion is founded on historical movements of civil disobedience. On Friday 14th December we will stand in honour of one of these movements, demonstrating that change is possible. That change will happen. We demand deeds, not words. …

2018-12-05 09:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Going through the “democratic” motions: a complaint about #Manchester Labour and #climate inaction

From previous experience, and seeing how others’ complaints have been dealt with, you know to expect nothing from the formal complaints process at Manchester City Council. About ten years ago a then-sitting Labour councillor forged a statement of mine and …

2018-12-05 08:29   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Andy Burnham says we all will have to reduce our #carbon footprints. Flies to/from Paris. Twice. #climate #Manchester

So, we’re all going to be zero-carbon (whatever that means) by 2038. Because, you know, we have kids. The kids are so important. And leadership. Leadership is so important. But we’re still going to, like, fly to Paris and back. …

2018-12-04 09:16   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview with an academic: Stuart Capstick #climate #engagement researcher

MCFly is going to interview some researchers (and activists?) about the Big Questions. Here is Stuart Capstick (biog at the bottom) What has your climate research entailed? What have been some surprising findings? My background is in Psychology, and my …

2018-12-03 21:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester City Council flies staff to Southampton, Exeter, Edinburgh, while boasting about #climate policy

Manchester City Council has paid for flights to Exeter, Southampton, Belfast, Southend and Edinburgh in the last year, while simultaneously telling everyone how seriously they take climate change. In addition to these numerous domestic flights, there are a number to …

2018-12-03 09:08   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview: Andrew Dana Hudson and #climate artwork #solarpunk

Every Friday (except when I forget) I’ll post something ‘cultural’ about climate change. To kick that off, here’s an email interview with Andrew Dana Hudson (own website)(no relation) on his WW2-themed climate posters. Could you say a little about your …

2018-11-30 07:31   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Do #Manchester Labour councillors care about #climate? Hard to say…

Manchester City Council has 96 councillors. Ninety-four of them are Labour Party. Manchester City Council launched (with help from activists) a climate change strategy in 2009. And then, after not much happened, there was a refresh in 2013. And then, …

2018-11-29 11:04   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Wigan council taking #climate change super seriously…

So, someone had the bright idea to send Freedom of Information Act requests to councils in Greater Manchester, asking how many senior figures (politicians and bureaucrats) had undertaken the much-vaunted “Carbon Literacy” training, and how much money had been spent …

2018-11-28 11:57   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: 12 years LAB – A call to action in response to #climate change.

From the 5th to the 8th of March 2019, Metal Liverpool will host ’12-years LAB – A call to action in response to climate change’. In light of the recent UN’s assertion that we only have twelve years left to act against climate …

2018-11-27 10:12   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Short blog abt Saturday’s #ExtinctionRebellion actions in #Manchester #climatebreakdown

MCFly asked Manchester Extinction Rebellion for an account of Saturday’s action (see also Salford Star account). On Saturday the 24th of November around 400 people from Extinction Rebellion groups from across the North including Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester gathered together …

2018-11-26 16:27   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: NESC councillor promises action on abolished quarterly #climate reports

It’s not often that Manchester Climate Monthly gets a quick response from anyone within Castle Greyskull (aka ‘The Town Hall’). But twenty minutes ago an email was sent to all the members of the Neighbourhoods and Scrutiny Committee about the …

2018-11-26 12:19   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Open letter to #Manchester councilors on abolished quarterly #climate “action” reports

Dear Councillor, I am writing to you because you are a member of the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee, which is supposed to keep the Executive and the officers on their toes about well, lots of things. My particular questions …

2018-11-26 11:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Salford Star repost: Extinction Rebellion #Manchester

This below is a repost of the Salford Start story. EXTINCTION REBELLION HITS MANCHESTER WITH CLIMATE CHANGE ROAD BLOCKS, DIE-IN, MARCH AND ARRESTS Star date: 25th November 2018 EIGHT ARRESTS AS EXTINCTION REBELLION DECLARES IT IS READY TO REBEL AGAINST GOVERNMENT …

2018-11-25 22:06   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Fridays still on my mind #manchester #climatebreakdown #fridaysforfuture

So, another Friday, another #Fridaysforfuture gathering, outside Manchester Central Library. I didn’t stick around for terribly long. Seemed like the same numbers, with slightly different faces. A leaflet (with about three times as many words as it should have) to …

2018-11-25 17:49   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester activist writes about #ExtinctionRebellion events in London, and beyond

a foot bridge on the M61 painted by XR Below is a guest post from an Extinction Rebellion person, James. He’s not trying to speak on behalf of ER, or anyone else. You may or may not agree with everything …

2018-11-21 15:47   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Dear ‘new’ climate activist, unsolicited advice #oldfartclimateadvice

Following on from the posts about ‘FridaysforFuture’ on this site, I’ve written something from the perspective of a cynical, misanthropic, unpopular burnt out climate activist (it was a real stretch to put myself in that headspace). And would suggest that …

2018-11-19 09:32   Click to comment


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