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Manchester Climate Monthly: Batshit crazy #climate denial letter in #Manchester Evening News #gishgallops

So, some nameless Einstein has recycled a whole bunch of conspiracy theories, fake science and sprinkled them with inaccuracies. And, naturlich, it’s the lead letter in the Manchester Evening News today  For no good reason beyond procrastination, I’ve decided to …

2017-11-17 16:56   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “Supporting #climate adaptation in Tanzania” 23 November, #Manchester

Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Supporting climate change adaptation in rural Tanzania: is promoting resilience in transitional communities sufficient?” by Dr. Susannah Sallu  on Thursday 23rd November (room C21, Pariser …

2017-11-12 11:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Communicating #climate graphically – Kevin Pluck interview #Manchester

A little while ago a startling graphic which showed sea ice decline. It got retweeted by the UN, Al Gore started using it and even the Daily Mail wrote an article It turns out the creator of this animation, and …

2017-11-10 17:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Communicating #climate. Nov 22nd #Manchester

So, this is coming up.   It’s challenging to communicate climate change at a community level. How can we find ways to alert people to climate change when there are so many other things to worry about? How can we …

2017-11-09 11:05   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Growing a Greener #Salford Mon 13 Nov. #Manchester #climate

Please pass on to anyone who lives works or studies in Salford…

2017-11-09 08:00   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Making Public Engagement Meaningful” #Manchester #climate Friday 10th

So, there’s an event this Friday.  It’s now sold out (MCFly has already booked its ticket), but inevitably some folks don’t turn up…   What’s interesting is that they have (thank god) dumped a portion of the sage-on-the-stage format.  Of …

2017-11-08 15:53   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greater Manchester Pension Fund and fossil fuels – #divestment #climate #yoursay by November 19

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund has almost £1.8bn invested in fossil fuel companies, more than any other local government pension fund in the UK.  That is the money that Fund members have paid in to secure their future, not to …

2017-11-08 15:49   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues” #Manchester 7 November

Steady State Manchester event: Moving on up? An open discussion on global-local issues. Tuesday 7th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Oldham St., Manchester, M1 1JQ please book by emailing us through this link There is a growing …

2017-11-05 12:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Re-post – #Climate Change and the Human Mind- interview with Robert J Lifton

Readers of a certain vintage may recall Robert J. Lifton. He’s a psychiatrist who came to prominence in the 1960s with studies of war and its impact on the human mind. Well, he’s now 91, and has written a book …

2017-10-28 12:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview: What are ‘Climate Cultures’ (dot net)?

ClimateCultures.net – creative conversations for the Anthropocene is a new project trying to connect artists, thinkers, doers, ‘ordinary people’ around, well, climate change. MCFly interviewed its founder, Mark Goldthorpe, via the wonders of email. The complete interview is here below. …

2017-10-26 10:49   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Event Report: “Smart Cities” or not so smart? #Manchester

“You can trade carbon on your way to the airport” – this was probably the standout jaw dropper last Friday night at an MMU/Science Festival event putatively on “Global Science, Local Impact: Smart Cities.” There was some stiff competition, such …

2017-10-25 07:55   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Movement building course in #Manchester 24-8 November

More info here   Apply now to participate in the first ever Movement Builders training – DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER: When (dates): 24TH – 28TH NOVEMBER When (times): Fri 24th: 5pm – 9pm, Sat 25th – Tues 28th: 9.30am …

2017-10-24 08:26   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Trafford air quality: improvement proposal “cynically watered down”

Press Release from the Breathe Clean Air Group “Trafford Labour Group’s positive proposal for achieving improved air quality in the borough has been cynically watered down by the Conservative Council’s amendments,” said Peter Kilvert, Chairman of the Breathe Clean Air …

2017-10-24 08:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “Climathon” #Manchester 27 October

A few years ago Manchester City Council said it was going to consult widely on its ‘Green and Blue’ Infrastructure strategy, which had been endlessly promised and delayed.  The then Executive Member for the Environment assured a room full of …

2017-10-19 07:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Launch ofGreater #Manchester Sustainable Food Vision Thurs 19th Oct

This Thursday (19th October) we’re launching not one but two celebrations of sustainable food, at an informal evening get-together at Bridge 5 Mill; Unlikely Heroes photographic exhibition, featuring some familiar faces! Greater Manchester Sustainable Food Vision, developed collectively by our region’s …

2017-10-17 13:48   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Carbon Coop – “transition is complex, and we want to run events reflecting that”

Readers of MCFly and another site will know that bad meetings – where hardly anyone can ‘meet’ because the organisers are in effect feeding the attendees to the speakers as ‘egofodder’ – are a sore point. So few of the …

2017-10-17 11:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Great Energy Escape panel, Mon 6th November

It will be interesting to see if any ‘tweaks’ to the sage on the stage format are made, or if it becomes the usual Q&A (actually P&A – preening and attacking). The hosts, Carbon Coop,have a well-deserved reputation for doing …

2017-10-13 10:08   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Free Caribbean #Climate Change Event in #Manchester, Sat 4th Nov

Trouble Nuh Set Like Rain! Caribbean Climate Change Event Sat 4 November 2017 13:00 – 17:00 GMT Windrush Millennium Centre, Alexandra Road, Moss Side Book here.   Come join us to learn more about the Caribbean and explore the threats …

2017-10-12 08:15   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Sustainability and Innovation + evening debate and wine reception ‘Sustainability and the City’ #Manchester 25 October

From here (where you can book) Manchester Metropolitan University Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 09:00 to 19:30 Celebrating SEEG: a full day of interactive sessions intersecting Sustainability and Innovation chaired by Prof. Sally Randles with evening debate and wine reception …

2017-10-11 10:26   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Adapting Greater #Manchester” Fri 10 November

Of course, folks have been talking about adaptation for a good ten years… Still, book herebook here for this…   THE MANCHESTER ESRC FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 2017, 4-11 November 2017 Discover the next generation of climate adaptation resources! The …

2017-10-11 00:19   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Can fracking be fair? Thurs 26 Oct #Manchester

Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Can fracking be fair?” by Dr. Matthew Cotton on Thursday 26th October (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm.  Can fracking be fair? Dr. Matthew …

2017-10-10 20:51   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester Council stops throwing cash at so-called #climate “Agency”

First the good news:  after years of throwing 20 to 30 thousand pounds at the useless Manchester Climate Change “Agency” (we will come back to that), the City Council has… stopped. Now the bad news – they’re still supplying two …

2017-10-10 09:10   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Leonardo DiCaprio to help #Manchester Council do carbon literacy…

Manchester City Council is planning to sit staff down to watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary ‘Before the Flood’, in order to kickstart their becalmed ‘carbon literacy’ efforts. In a June 2017 paper “Carbon Literacy Training – options for staff …

2017-10-09 10:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming: “The Great Energy Escape” 25 Oct, #Manchester

On Wednesday 25th October, Carbon Coop and Energy Democracy Greater Manchester will launch a brand new, family-friendly immersive game, The Great Energy Escape, premiering at Manchester Museum as part of the Manchester Science Festival 2017. Players will race against the …

2017-10-09 07:57   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Life and Death in the Urbicene #Manchester Weds 11th

Free, no need to book. 2017 Manchester University Geography Society (MUGS) Lecture and all are very welcome. Erik Swyngedouw will be talking on “Life and Death in the Urbicene” and Noel Castree will be in the chair. Wednesday 11th October HBS, …

2017-10-08 15:52   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “We Rise- Organise” youth training #Manchester 21 Oct

There’s an exciting free event that is coming up for young people in Manchester. We’ll run workshops from social media campaigning to combating racism in the media. If you, or somebody you know, are interested read on for more information. …

2017-10-08 08:46   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Letter to MEN re: #Manchester Council and carbon literacy training

Manchester Evening News kindly published this on Tuesday 3rd October. Advertisements

2017-10-07 08:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Repost: A tale of 3 retrofits #Manchester #CarbonCoop

from here A Tale of Three Retrofits This autumn social saw members get together for an informative and enjoyable evening at Leaf on Portland St. We heard from three very different households who have recently completed (or almost completed!) their …

2017-10-06 14:32   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Manchester City Council refuses to make database of carbon literacy training public

Back in 2009 Manchester City Council said that everyone who lived, worked or studied in Manchester would receive a day of carbon literacy training (an online and face-to-face thing) by the end of 2013. In late 2012 Council leader Richard …

2017-10-04 07:54   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: New #Manchester Council CEO gets NO specific #climate plan report

Manchester City Council’s new Chief Executive, Joanne Roney, has not done her carbon literacy training (as reported yesterday).  Neither has she been given anything more than a verbal briefing on the status of the City Council’s climate change action plan …

2017-10-03 07:34   Click to comment


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