Category Archives: Adaptation

Actions to adapt to a changing climate

Philip Pullman on #climate futures, for #Manchester and everywhere. #nailedit

If you’re a decent author, you can say a LOT in 140 characters…

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Newspaper reports that #climate change “still not terrifying enough”

This is roflmao, and all too true.  Low carbon culture, anyone?

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Action: Adaptation and disaster-preparedness in #Manchester, to #climate and other threats

Today the IPCC released its latest report on “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.”  The usual dreadful BBC coverage, staggering comments under the Telegraph story etc etc. What are we – you and me – going to do in Manchester?  What local … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: Wyoming nixes climate education because “social implications” (and economic ones)

Here’s the new climate adaptation strategy. Stick your fingers in your ears and shout “LA LA LA NOT LISTENING” as loud and long as you can.  Pass it on…   http://trib.com/news/local/education/wyoming-first-state-to-block-new-science-standards/article_5d0ec624-6b50-5354-b015-ca2f5f7d7efe.html

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Linking storms to #climate change a ‘distraction’, say #Manchester experts

From this press release… Connecting extreme weather to climate change distracts from the need to protect society from high-impact weather events which will continue to happen irrespective of human-induced climate change, say experts. Writing in the journal Weather, Climate and … Continue reading

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Sunday cheerfulness for #Manchester; #Snowden, #climate, #food #GCHQ & #lemmings

There’s a chap called Graham Wayne who has persistently and consistently been writing excellent stuff on all aspects of climate change (science, policy, denial, etc). His latest piece, “What connects Edward Snowden, climate change, GCHQ and lemmings?” is very fine, … Continue reading

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University of #Manchester academic says “small is beautiful when it comes to flood protection”

From a press release: As a series of unprecedented storms continue to wreak havoc on the country, Dr Angela Connelly, from The University of Manchester, who has just completed research into innovative new flood technologies, argues we can no longer … Continue reading

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Floods of articles about Flooding, or “Mine’s a pint of Cobra, Dave” #Manchester #UselessTories

Well, there probably are. I’m too busy making silly videos about Manchester Town Hall Extension’s lighting problem, and working at the Moss Side Community Allotment (and then making reasonably fun videos with the wonderful Hayley Spann) to have actually read … Continue reading

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Tories slash #climate adaptation spending. “Vote blue go extinct…”

Damian Carrington, writing in the Guardian. What’s interesting is that the next sentence goes – It had risen by almost 20% under Paterson’s predecessor, Caroline Spelman, but fell 41% after Paterson replaced her in September 2012. So, there are Tories … Continue reading

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“More long term support needed for families displaced by #flooding say researchers”

From a press release – Planning for the emotional aftermath of devastating floods is as important as dealing with the immediate impact of such emergencies, say researchers from the Hull Floods project at Lancaster University. As local councils brace themselves … Continue reading

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