Monthly Archives: January 2013

Repost: “Protesters camp in Alexandra Park to stop further tree felling” #Manchester #democracy #bioshamversity

This is a repost from here. Protesters camp in Alexandra park to stop further tree felling Posted on January 31, 2013 by cultureprobe With a film crew from BBC Northwest Tonight, around 80 local people of all ages and backgrounds who … Continue reading

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Repost: “Prof Kevin Anderson’s ‘real talk’ on #climate change” #Manchester #mcc @CllrSuzanne

Cllr Suzanne Richards (Labour, Longsight) has blogged about Professor Kevin Anderson’s presentation to full council.  We republish the blog (from here) in full.  Please note the site’s disclaimer – “All posts are made in a strictly personal capacity and do … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event(s): Free films about the End of the World! #Manchester, Mon Feb 25th #SoylentGreen, #food #acertainfuture

What do academics, climate activists and a pub landlord have in common? They’ve all joined forces to put on a free season of films (1) , around the theme of the end of the world. On Monday 25th February Mancunians … Continue reading

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#Manchester Scrutiny Committees, #climate and #elephantsintheroom

Stop right there.  Have you had your dose of PMT this week? If not, you should.  Click here, then come back.  This post will still be here once you’ve done your Civic Duty. Right – next week there are five … Continue reading

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Science speaks to democracy on #climate, or, “Manchester’s climate Wake Up Call” #manchester #mcc #acertainfuture

Climate scientist Kevin Anderson talks to Manchester’s full council about turning climate rhetoric into reality, steady state and why it’s too late in the day to be pinning our hopes on technologies  Weds Jan 30: Kevin Anderson, professor of energy … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council Scrutiny Committees- #climate change, democracy and #beingready

Manchester City Council has six “scrutiny committees.” These meet ten times a year. One committee (Neighbourhoods) is explicitly tasked with looking at climate change, but ALL of them have a role to play in helping the Council – and the … Continue reading

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PMT #5: Help find out who is chairing the #Manchester #climate Steering Group sub-groups on #transport #energy etc

Please write a polite letter [see example below] to the Chair of the Stakeholder Steering Group on Climate Change, Steve Connor, asking him to fulfil a commitment he made over 3 weeks ago. That commitment was to answer questions about … Continue reading

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