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Manchester Climate Monthly: Further thoughts on #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike. Threats and opportunities etc…

This morning bridges in London were occupied by thousands (or hundreds, if you read the BBC), of people concerned about well, the possible extinction of the human species from climate change. It seems likely that we are entering a renewed …

2018-11-17 16:48   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Press Release: Growing Wave of #Climate Protest in #Manchester

The growing wave of climate protest continued in Manchester on Friday 16 November, when 15 people from across the area gathered in St. Peters Square near Manchester Town Hall. They were inspired by the example of 15 year old Swedish …

2018-11-17 07:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Fridays on my mind. #climate #movements #unsolicitedadvice

So, the Greta Thunberg thing is continuing. Thunberg is the 15 year-old Swedish schoolgirl who, every Friday, is on ‘school strike’ for the totally incomprehensible reason that she thinks the “adults” have been screwing up the planet and show no …

2018-11-16 19:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “Cancelling quarterly #climate reports the right decision, sends the right message” says #Manchester Environment boss.

Councillor Angeliki Stogia, the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council, has stated baldly that cancelling the quarterly climate reports was the right decision. It sends, she says, the right message about how seriously Manchester City Council takes …

2018-11-15 11:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greater #Manchester Environment boss not “carbon literate.” Stockport Council spends £0 on carbon literacy

Councillor Alex Ganotis is the leader of Stockport Council. He is also the Mayor’s lead on all things ‘green’. (That ‘Mayor’s Green Summit’ farce in March was his baby). He’s the one who did the 40 minute slick powerpoint presentation …

2018-11-14 07:15   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview on carbon capture with #Manchester #climate scientist, ahead of Tues 20 Nov seminar

Next Tuesday, 20th November, Dr Clair Gough of the Tyndall Centre Manchester is giving a seminar about Biomass Energy with CCS: unlocking negative emissions. It’s free to attend, no need to book. Dr Gough kindly answered some questions about BECCS …

2018-11-13 13:26   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester “Fridays for the Future” Protest #climate

Facebook event here, if you want to give your details to GCHQ directly rather than indirectly. From 11.30 to 1.30, Friday 16th November A peaceful and quiet gathering to protest our ‘leaders’ lack of action or urgency in the …

2018-11-12 20:17   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Interview with Carbon Coop about ‘mPower’ etc.

Earlier this week Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Coop attended a meeting, organised by the Transnational Institute and Corporate Europe Observatory, about municipal power. MCFly emailed some questions…. 1. So, yet another Carbon Coop junket to Europe. What was THIS one …

2018-11-08 17:14   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming event: “Biomass Energy with CCS: unlocking negative emissions” #Manchester Tues 20 Nov

Tuesday 20th November (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. Biomass Energy with CCS: unlocking negative emissions Dr Clair Gough, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester There is growing and significant dependence on biomass energy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in future …

2018-11-07 10:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: More horseshit from #Manchester Council on #climate

It’s groundhog day again. Every two or three years another glossy document full of horseshit is waved through a “scrutiny” committee on its way to Manchester City Council’s Executive. You can (in theory, if you want reasons to kill yourself) …

2018-11-06 19:09   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Event: Public Square – looking to improve local democracy #Manchester 19th November

From here (where you can also register to attend) Care about improving local democracy, citizen participation, and how decisions are made by local government? Do you have insights into what is already working well, or what the challenges are? Then …

2018-11-06 07:24   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Event: ‘No Small #Fracking Matter’ 21 November, #Manchester

From email sent by Sites of Resistance On Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 6pm at MMU’s Number 70 Oxford Street we will be joined by Richard Roberts one of the 3 anti-fracking protesters recently jailed, and subsequently released, for taking …

2018-11-05 09:09   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Is Capitalism unsustainable? The jury’s out-ish. Is ego-fodderfication unsustainable? Sadly not/hell yes.

I don’t know how much rethinking economics is actually going on (I have my suspicions, but no hard data). I do have a good idea of how much rethinking politics/academia/civilsocietying is going on, and it’s not much at all/zero. The …

2018-11-04 21:30   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: “MYCORRHIZAL GATHERING 1: INOCULATION” #Manchester Sat 24 November

So, I read a fantastic book called “The Mushroom at the End of the World” by the anthropologist Anna Tsing. Defo worth your time. And then this invite, from a climate-engaged artist, turned up… MYCORRHIZAL GATHERING 1: INOCULATION Knowledge …

2018-11-01 08:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Food Hub with focus on Community, Good Health & Sustainable Food receives 5 years funding grant. #Manchester

A press release, sent by Kindling Trust: On a beautiful, sunny, Autumnal Saturday morning, over 200 local residents, local councillors, senior council officers and funders came together to celebrate the launch of Stockport’s Community Food Hub. Funding from Reaching Communities, …

2018-10-31 13:05   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Seminar: “Ethics and Intergenerational #Climate Extortion” #Manchester, Weds 7 November 

The speaker for the Philosophy Research Seminar on Wed. 7th Nov. will be Prof. Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington). The title of his talk is “Ethics and Intergenerational Climate Extortion.” The seminar will take place in Arthur Lewis Building, Boardroom (ALB 2.016/7) from 3.15 to 5 …

2018-10-30 16:45   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: QUIZ: Can you stop #climate change with small lifestyle changes or should you fill your pockets with stones and walk into the river?

The Beaverton, a trusted Canadian news source, has a useful quiz about all the ecological modernisation tosh that you can hear about tomorrow night at some shop, versus, well, the Virginia Woolf Option. (h/t to Sam G!) Photo Credit You’ve …

2018-10-29 08:20   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: DeSmogUK – worth your support

So, MCFly subscribes to a rather excellent news outfit called “DeSmogUK” – lots of good investigative journalism on the frackers, the deniers and so forth… Here’s their latest newsletter… Thursday 25 October 2018 This week, we’ve been focusing on the …

2018-10-25 13:16   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Groundhog Day again: Greater #Manchester #climate working groups “Five Year Plans” etc

After last week’s soul-destroying powerpoint, MCFly gets sight of an email from the “Low Carbon Hub” (which used to be called the “Environment Commission” – almost ten years ago Manchester Climate Fortnightly was reporting on its uselessness). The email (you …

2018-10-25 10:56   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Greater Manchester councils investing £1 BILLION into fracking industry – largest in country (press release)

A press release sent to MCFly (which thinks all the political parties – Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens – have been almost as woefully fail-y on climate as the social movements) by the Lib Dems, giving Manchester City Council (94 …

2018-10-24 06:44   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Press Release- #Climate change study finds burning waste is rubbish

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today launched a report that looks into the climate change impacts of waste incineration in the UK. The 56-page report [you can download it here] found that in 2017 the UK’s 42 …

2018-10-22 14:33   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Bristol is less rubbish than #Manchester at activism? Discuss…

Below find an interesting interview with a Bristol activist, originally published here, by an academic who has interviewed a whole bunch of activists (including me) about activism in Bristol and in Manchester. Fwiw, Manchester never really recovered from the loss …

2018-10-18 09:04   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: #Manchester City Council stops quarterly reports on its #carbon reduction farce.

One of the few victories Manchester Climate Monthly could point to was forcing the Council to produce quarterly climate reports (they promised it, under pressure, didn’t deliver it, and then following more pressure, did). And now they’ve stopped, following a …

2018-10-17 10:08   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Today’s (semi-) awful #climate event #2: the activists have their turn #Manchester

Sometimes the universe throws up (in every sense) a compare and contrast. At lunchtime I went to an event where one of our lords and masters explained his plan for dealing with climate change. It was, of course, dreadful. Then, …

2018-10-17 08:50   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Today’s awful event#1: Greater #Manchester more #climate summitry

Here’s the short version. A politician who proclaims he cares about the engagement of Manchester’s population in tackling climate change had over 30 young, bright, concerned and enthused citizens for an hour. And he talked at them and basically treated …

2018-10-16 14:03   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Events: Meeting on #fracking and #climate, #Manchester Tues 16th Oct

… and a solidarity demo/protest in Preston. Climate Emergency Public Meeting (jointly organised with Fossil Free GM & Manchester Campaign Against Climate Change next Tuesday 16th October, 7pm, at Friends Meeting House, near Manchester Town Hall, M2 5NS . NB …

2018-10-11 16:28   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Protest abt #climate in #Manchester, this Friday, 12th October, #AlbertSquare

Greta Thunberg (interview) is a 15 year old schoolgirl from Sweden who went on a 2 week school strike prior to the Swedish elections in protest at her Governments failure to take adequate measures to deal with the crisis that …

2018-10-08 15:07   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Carbon Coop events and training #Manchester

Green Open Homes Weekend – 29th + 30th Sept 2018 Visit Eco-Homes Homes across Greater Manchester are opening their doors for one weekend for visitors to have a nosey! Come and see: External & Internal Wall Insulation | MVHR | …

2018-09-24 09:43   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Crowdfunder Appeal: Station South Restoration and Cycle Café #Manchester #Levenshulme

from here. Station South Restoration and Cycle Café We’re restoring an old railway station to its former glory and need your help to transform it into a destination cycle café, bar, co-working space and permaculture inspired garden! We’re Station South …

2018-09-20 14:02   Click to comment

Manchester Climate Monthly: Upcoming Event: “informing the vision of a low-carbon future” #Manchester Tues 2nd Oct

Jason Lowe posterTyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Informing the vision of a low-carbon future” by Professor Jason Lowe, on Tuesday 2nd October (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at …

2018-09-18 14:53   Click to comment


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