Monthly Archives: March 2012

Book Review: The Governance of Climate Change

The Governance of Climate Change – Science, Economics, Politics and Ethics Edited by David Held, Angus Hervey, Marika Theros Polity Press, 2011, 228 pp. (see official page here) We’ve so far gambled and lost on getting a universal treaty on … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend #7

Anyone see that wildlife documentary the other nighght where the hyena broke into the food tent and snaffled a box of Oxo cubes? Made a complete laughing stock of itself… New MCFly on Monday, and the only thing to kill … Continue reading

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Prof Kevin Anderson withdraws from conference – “offsetting without scientific legitimacy”

Breaking News: Professor Kevin Anderson, the Manchester-based Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre, has withdrawn from a prestigious conference because of its use of “carbon offsetting.” In a strongly-worded blog post, entitled “Offsetting (& CDM): a guarantee for 100 years … Continue reading

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Gallows irony at the Metro “newspaper”

The layout drone at the Metro (“commuter mcnuggets r us”) has a sense of the bleak absurdity of 21st century life. See page 7 of yesterday’s dead trees. The article in Nature Geoscience is here… We here at MCFly haven’t … Continue reading

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Growing flax in Manchester; Sew What?

Roisin Weintraub flaxes her writing muscles… Ancoats at one time was an area full of mills. Manchester’s first cotton mill was built there in 1783 and the area was at one time a bustling hive of cotton-producing activity with the … Continue reading

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Manchester Climate weekly nuggets #6

Hi all, If you’ve not already booked your ticket, you’ll want to. What for? This – a pre-local-council-elections opportunity to find out “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?”  It’s on Tuesday 17th April, from 7pm. … Continue reading

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Manchester Green Party under the spotlight

On Tuesday 17th April, representatives of Labour, Lib Dems and the Greens* will tackle the question “Is Manchester City Council taking the right action on climate change?”  It’s at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, and  you can book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Aren’t We Saving the Planet?: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Laurence Menhinick the Prolific reviewed this book before interviewing its author. who is a Manchester-based academic. The interview will appear on this website very soon. Why Aren’t We Saving the Planet?: A Psychologist’s Perspective Beattie, G., 2010, Routledge, London and … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend #6

No jokes at the start of this week’s post, just a puzzle; Why is there only one Monopolies Commission?? A date for your diary – Tuesday 17th April, 7pm for 7.30pm start we have a Q and A/debate with representatives … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism”

MCFly reader [who now prefers to be anonymous – I guess has never heard of google cache?] invites you to twist your brain inside out with a challenging book about climate change. If you’re looking for a quiet read on … Continue reading

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