Monthly Archives: October 2012

Event Report: Launch of “Manchester Carbon Literacy”

Jonathan Atkinson, writing in a personal capacity, reports and comments on an important launch at the Arndale Centre… Tuesday saw the launch of Manchester Carbon Literacy, a highly ambitious and powerful programme that seeks to make available a day’s worth … Continue reading

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Shale Gas really not low carbon in any way shape or form (#pressreleasecutandpaste)

We really don’t like to cut and paste press releases, but right now we are totally snowed under… US Shale Gas Drives Up Coal Exports A report by researchers at The University of Manchester has concluded that whilst the US … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Women Governing Forests : A History of Absence, the Impact of Presence”

MCFly volunteer Judith Emanuel went along to the inaugural lecture of  Professor Bina Agawarl at the University of Manchester and had this to report. Manchester’s environmental community has a wonderful new asset, Bina Agarwal Professor of Development Economics and Environment … Continue reading

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Polar Bear facepalm: Hampshire Council to discuss banning wind farms

The BBC story is here. Hat-tip to Pete Abel of Manchester Friends of the Earth for facebooking the story.

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Event Report: ‘The Rapidly Changing Arctic Climate: what does it mean for you?’

MCFly wasn’t there at the Levenshulme Festival for this one, so is relying on the jottings of a couple of folks who were. Thanks to them! As part of the Levenshulme Festival Professor Terry Callaghan of Sheffield University spoke on … Continue reading

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Update: End of the Environment Commission

With the Environment Commission well and truly buried, all eyes are now on the Low Carbon Hub which is tasked with delivering Greater Manchester’s Climate strategy After a shock announcement that the Environment Commission is no more, MCFly got in … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate nuggets October 29 2012

Hi all, a date for your diaries: the evening of Tuesday 20th November sees the launch of the “In Place of Growth” report, looking at how Manchester can move towards a steady state economy. It’s at the Mechanics Institute on … Continue reading

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Event Report: “The goldilocks planet”…… or “Geology rocks!”

On Saturday, in less than 60 minutes, two academics raced through 4 billion years of Earth’s history, with time left over for questions. It was an enlightening and sobering experience for the 20 or so people present (an audience that … Continue reading

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From the coalface – Pauline Lozoya Hocking and Climate Survivors

MCFly speaks to local campaigners Pauline Lozoya Hocking from Climate Survivors about how she got involved in climate change issues and what sustains her What is your campaign trying to achieve? I don’t know that I have, or have ever had, … Continue reading

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Something for the Weekend 26 October 2012 #Manchester #Climate

To kick off the weekend, a Halloween-inspired  joke: Q: Why did the haunted house not like rain? A: Because it dampened his spirits. And this weekend, the only “eco” events we know of is this – Friday 26th at 6:00pm at … Continue reading

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