Monthly Archives: June 2012

Event Report: “If something is wrong with the sky, shoot at it; weaponising the climate”

An American academic gave an entertaining and mind-boggling lecture at the Imperial War Museum last night. Professor Jim Fleming, historian of science and technology and author of “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control” (Columbia University … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 29 June 2012 #Manchester #Climate

To get your weekend off to a start- a political conundrum involving hot beverages; Why do anarchists only drink herbal tea? Because proper tea is theft. And this weekend… There are four events, one very climate-y, one very nuclear-y, one … Continue reading

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Review: “Everything We Need” at #Manchester Royal Exchange

You have two more days to take a wrenching emotional and intellectual journey. You have two evenings to follow local performer Ben Mellor through the wilds of climate change and the human ability to ignore it, reinterpret it and generally … Continue reading

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Impossible Hamsters devouring #Manchester, Tardy Press Releases and “Everything We Need”

Hello all, 1) if you’re looking for a one minute video that explains why endless economic growth isn’t possible, let alone a good idea, then your desperate search is over – check out the new post over at steadystatemanchester.net. 2) … Continue reading

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Can renewables save the day?

We asked new graduate Andrea Newman* to tell us a bit about her thesis, which was on energy demand and how it can be met. Here’s what she told us When it came to choosing my dissertation title, I knew … Continue reading

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Event Report: brilliant “netsquared” events for learning about social media

Vaguely wondering if this new-fangled “social media”-thing might help connect eco-concerned people in Manchester to each other, a MCFly co-editor cautiously attends an event in the Northern Quarter. And is… blown away. Do you care about the effectiveness and reach … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Cold War Technologies for Weaponizing the Atmosphere: From Cloud Wars to Geo-Engineering”

This looks interesting! Weather (!) permitting, MCFly will cycle out there and do a report.  All are welcome, btw. As part of the Cold War/Blue Planet conference being hosted this Thursday and Friday by the Centre for the History of … Continue reading

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