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Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester councillors asked to explain position on #SchoolStrike4Climate #climate

Following up from this morning’s story about Manchester City Council failing to meet a deadline to respond to a request for information about its cstance on the climate strikes, comes this: Parents of children who are taking part in these …

2019-03-19 21:33   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester City Council breaks law on #climate FoIA about #SchoolsStrike4Climate

Manchester City Council has not disclosed its stance on the Climate Strikes, while simultaneously talking up just “how much it is doing” on climate change. On February 13th, before the first School Strike, the following request for information was sent- …

2019-03-19 06:18   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: What might allyship with young #climate activists look like? #YouthStrike4Climate #oldfartclimateadvice

What does it mean to stand in solidarity with youth who are on strike for their futures? How do old farts who have been failing (or doing nothing) on climate change behave usefully in the coming months and years? What …

2019-03-16 16:35   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: Australia’s #climate policy debacle & wider lessons. #Manchester Thurs 28 March #Tyndall

Another Tyndall Centre seminar! Tyndall Manchester invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Enacting inertia”: The Australian climate policy debacle and its global relevance by Marc Hudson, on Thursday 28th March (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. “Enacting inertia”: The Australian …

2019-03-14 09:37   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: £5k “projects that matter” crowd funding campaign launched

From email: To celebrate the Mayor’s Green Summit, Crowdfunder has teamed up with M&S Energy to award £5,000 to two crowdfunding projects in Greater Manchester. The ‘Projects that matter: Greater Manchester’ campaign is being launched to find meaningful projects across …

2019-03-13 10:40   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “The best support us kids could have from adults is to be taken seriously.” George Hassall on #YouthStrike4Climate #climate #Manchester

Thirteen year old George Hassall kindly agreed to an email interview about the February 15th Climate Strike, the upcoming (bigger) strike on March 15th, and what support adults could give. (See here for answers to the same questions from Emma …

2019-02-27 09:21   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: When is a boycott not a boycott? Renewables Conference to happen at Shell-sponsored MOSI… #Manchester #climate

Last September the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry took sponsorship money from the oil giant Shell, and got accused of hypocrisy for its troubles. PPartners in its “science festival withdrew in protest. Manchester’s Carbon Coop has set up a …

2019-02-26 09:42   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview with Rebecca Willis about politicians and #climate change

On Thursday 28 February, Dr Rebecca Willis of Lancaster University is presenting her recent research at a Tyndall Manchester seminar. (details here). She has kindly agreed to an email interview – here it is, unedited. 1. In a nutshell, please …

2019-02-26 08:25   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Youth participation in international #climate negotiations – interview with Harriet Thew

Harriet Thew is a PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on youth participation in climate change governance. She kindly agreed to an interview (for the perspectives of young people – see this interview with Emma Greenwood, …

2019-02-25 09:48   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Hugo Blanco in #Manchester, Mon 25 February

From press release- Veteran Peruvian activist Hugo Blanco, who was born in 1934, will visit Manchester and speak about his life and current political work at a meeting on Monday 25 February. His life of ecosocialist struggle for the Quechua …

2019-02-24 19:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Example 423 of the failure of #climate leadership in #Manchester

When the climate emergency requires our “leaders” to speak loudly, to behave with vigour and clarity, we get… procrastination and muddled-thinking evasiveness. NFM – Normal For Manchester. Why do I go to events with titles like “The development of …

2019-02-21 14:50   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview with Emma Greenwood, youth #climate activist #Manchester #SchoolStrike4Climate #YouthStrike4Climate

Last week Emma Greenwood gave this speech at the Manchester Climate Strike. She kindly agreed to supply answers to some questions – the full interview is below. Was today bigger than you thought? What was your favourite thing about it? …

2019-02-19 12:00   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Speech by George Hassall at #Manchester #SchoolsStrike4climate

This below is the text of the speech given by George Hassall in St Peter’s Square, Manchester, on Friday 15 February, reprinted with kind permission. Hi I’m George and like the rest of us here today I’m representing the voice of …

2019-02-16 20:33   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: The #climatestrike in#Manchester – hopes and fears…

So, it happened! It happened all across the UK. And in Manchester it was (far) bigger, noisier and far more FUN than anyone expected it would be. There were hundreds (perhaps a thousand?) congregated in St Peters Square. Dozens of …

2019-02-15 20:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Events at University of #Manchester on #climate change Weds 20 February

First floor of University of Manchester Students’ Union, 4 to 6pm, Weds 20 Feb. Alternative Lecture Series. Climate Change: Historical Perceptions & International Negotiation We have multiple speakers in this week! The first two are Masters students from the …

2019-02-15 19:27   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Does #Manchester “Low Carbon Culture” Council support the #ClimateStrike?

On Friday thousands of children in the UK will go on strike from school because their parents are doing (less than) nothing about climate change, condemning them to an at-best grim future. Ten years ago Manchester City Council said it …

2019-02-13 20:55   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: Carbon Coop retrofit project officer, #Manchester

full details here – Carbon Co-op domestic retrofit project officer Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 5th March 2019 Time: 0.6-1.0 FTE FTE: £28,428 Start date: March/April 2019 End date: Permanent Status: payroll/PAYE Location: Manchester City Centre We are seeking a new team …

2019-02-13 08:24   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and #Climate Change from Cambodia #Manchester 20 Feb

The Global Development Institute is pleased to host Prof Kate Brickell as part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia Cambodia is in the midst of a construction …

2019-02-12 09:24   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: The Daily (Hate) Mail and #climate change, a response. #YouthStrikeforClimate #FridaysfortheFuture #climatebreakdown

The Daily Mail. Words enough to send a chill up the spine of any actually sentient being. And of course, they report the school strike with a headline that sums up, well, a lot. “Fury as headteachers BACK pupil strike …

2019-02-11 15:07   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Further details on Colin Barker funeral

This below just in from the email account rememberingcolinbarker@gmail.com If you have any questions about the funeral etc, please contact them. Dear family, comrades and friends of Colin We write today to invite you, and all who would like to attend, to Colin Barker’s funeral and wake. You …

2019-02-09 20:12   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Sad news: Colin Barker has passed away #Manchester #climate #activism #scholarship

Colin Barker, a long-time campaigner, activist and scholar, died earlier this week. Many Mancunians (and of course people from much further afield) have benefited over the years from his hard work, his insight and his good humour. For many many …

2019-02-08 09:31   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “It’s important not to be a #climate change zealot” #Manchester Thurs 28 Feb

Another Tyndall Manchester Seminar. No need to book – free event! Tyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “It’s important not to be a climate change zealot”: Investigating how politicians understand and act on …

2019-02-07 08:13   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greta Thunberg’s Facebook post, for those who don’t do FB. #FridaysfortheFuture #Manchester

Below is the full text of a facebook post that Greta Thunberg has put up today. (Thunberg is a 16 year old Swede who has been on strike every Friday from school because this is a fricking emergency, basically). It …

2019-02-02 19:12   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “Europe, crisis and the Environment” Feb 6th, Manchester

This Wednesday, February 6th, from 4pm to 5.30pm, there is an event at the Hanson Room, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester. Dr Paul Tobin, who has co-edited a book on this very topic (i.e. “The Impact of the Economic …

2019-02-02 18:55   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Job Alert: Carbon Coop needs a “Full Stack developer”

Yes, I’m not quite sure what that is. But then, if you don’t know what that means, you’re probably not going to get short-listed, should you apply. BUT please reshare, retweet, and also send any relevant (must be [Greater] Manchester …

2019-02-01 08:37   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming: “Heroes for #Climate – Children Strike” #Manchester Fri 15 February

On Friday 15th February, the following fun meet up will take place in Manchester. Details from here. (Manchester Climate Monthly is not an organiser of this, so if you’ve questions, ask the organisers!). 12 noon to 1pm, St Peter’s Square, …

2019-01-21 09:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: A plethora of upcoming #Manchester #climate meetings/events

In chronological order Monday 21st January, at 5.30pm Extinction Rebellion meeting at the Sandbar, Grosvenor St Tuesday 22nd you have a choice of a) Frack Free Greater Manchester AGM Join us to find out the latest news on the anti-fracking …

2019-01-20 22:00   Click to comment

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


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