Monthly Archives: August 2012

Newsflash: Anderson & Bows – “the threshold of 2 °C is no longer viable”

Professor Kevin Anderson and Doctor Alice Bows are Manchester-based academics working on climate change and what its impacts will be. They have written many peer-reviewed articles and reports, and given seminars a-plenty. (We recently interviewed Kevin – read the full … Continue reading

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Youtube: Vandana Shiva on Rio +20, “Green Economy” GM food etc

Not ’bout Manchester, but the bigger picture… Indian eco-feminist and activist Vandana Shiva gets her points across well in this four minute video.

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#Manchester #climate nuggets August 27 2012

Hi all, next Steady State Manchester meeting; Weds 12th September at Madlab, Edge St (Northern Quarter).  Drop-in from 6pm to 9.30pm, with structured activity from 7.30 to 9pm apologies to people who got a wonky (out of date) version of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forty Signs of Rain

Forty Signs of Rain Kim Stanley Robinson 2004 356 pages Kim Stanley Robinson is not a muppet. That’s important in a human being, and even more so in an author. And in an author trying to help readers exactly how … Continue reading

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Batty about bats in #Manchester – echolocation, biodiversity and climate change

MCFly volunteer Sarah Irving learns about bats in one of Manchester’s loveliest parks. It’s no shock when an outdoor event in Manchester gets rained off. But at least we got to come face-to-face with a pipistrelle,  Britain’s commonest bat;  in … Continue reading

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We think *everyone* is a #Manchester #climate stakeholder. We’re funny that way…

so, even though this below doesn’t appear on the official “” website, we’re posting it anyhows. It’s kinda unlikely that we editors of MCFly would be there, but if you, gentle reader, go, let us know how you get on… … Continue reading

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Art Exhibition: “3 Days without water” #Manchester

As you enter the space (a bare ground-floor office opposite Piccadilly Railway Station- MAP) the first thing you see is two buckets dangling just off the floor.  On the ropes suspending them are inverted bottles of water, with nozzles that … Continue reading

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An “Open Video” to the members of the Steering Group

So, we were invited and then dis-invited to attend the next meeting of the “Steering” “Group” (see here for the gory details). We promised instead a video, and here it is (with the script underneath). Hi Steering Groupers, sorry we … Continue reading

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Free adult cycle training!!

from a press release; If you don’t cycle and want to learn, or are returning to cycling after a few years and want to brush-up on your technique then this FREE adult cycle training could be right up your street. … Continue reading

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Off-topic: Become a “Digital Reporter” – 8 month course at Cornerhouse

Manchester Climate Monthly exists to inform, inspire and connect.  Our vision of a fairer and “climate-safe” Manchester includes having many many more people reporting on what they – and others – are doing.  We are going to try to skill-up … Continue reading

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