the first Manchester Climate Monthly (dead tree format) hits the streets on January 2nd, 2012. Please encourage your climate-concerned friends to take out a (free!!) subscription – via our subscribe page.
Here’s a 40 second video explaining the top ten reasons folks should subscribe…
And follow us on twitter (@mcr_climate).
and while you are wasting your life on the Interwebz, why not vote for Manchester’s own Carbon Co-op as it tries to win a big pot of money for its exciting work. More details here.
If you are a graduate looking to develop your career in sustainability then you should seriously consider www.changeagents.org.uk, an organisation committed to “working and learning for a sustainable future”. They run paid placements, supported voluntary placements, training and online “webinars.”
[Conflict of Interest statement: MCFly was given a free advert by them, which has already resulted in a couple of potential volunteers getting in touch with us
“Greening the Green Deal”, Sun Dec 4th, 12.30 to 4.30, at Manchester Town Hall. Free, but you need to book, which you can do via this page.
Local and Regional News
Nov 16 Manchester City Council committed to producing a report on “Sustainable Economic Strategies” (of which more later) in partnership with a diverse group of campaigners and social enterprise sorts who had signed a letter about steady state economics. How will it all end? Watch this space…
Naomi “No Logo” Klein has a long piece in the Nation (US magazine) about climate denial.
“But the effects of the right-wing climate conspiracies reach far beyond the Republican Party. The Democrats have mostly gone mute on the subject, not wanting to alienate independents. And the media and culture industries have followed suit. Five years ago, celebrities were showing up at the Academy Awards in hybrids, Vanity Fair launched an annual green issue and, in 2007, the three major US networks ran 147 stories on climate change. No longer. In 2010 the networks ran just thirty-two climate change stories; limos are back in style at the Academy Awards; and the “annual” Vanity Fair green issue hasn’t been seen since 2008.”
Brilliant 40 minute presentation from a recovered climate skeptic called Dr Barry Blickmore, at Skeptical Science.