Dear Person-We-Know-Who-Cares-About-Climate-Change (!),
re: a cartoon booklet about climate change and Manchester: what do you think should be in it?
We want the benefit of your experience. It will take a few minutes and will help us immensely!
We are going to produce a friendly* cartoon guide to climate change and Manchester. It will be “narrated” by a cat called Delilah, with helpful comments from bob the goldfish (There’s an example to the right, and you can see more by going to catsontheinternet.net).
Delilah and bob will explain, in “simple English” –
- the (very very) basics of climate science
- the impacts climate change is having/will have globally
- the impacts climate change is having/will have locally (in Manchester and the North West)
- the history of efforts in Manchester to create and enact policies (from 2007 onwards)
- the actual policies (the headline goals of the MACF, for example)
- examples of good stuff that we can be proud of (MEEN, Moss Side Community Allotment etc etc)
- how is Manchester doing compared to other cities (in UK and around the world)
- how “resilient” is Manchester (bioregional stuff)
- the things that individuals and groups can do (around food, transport, housing, personal consumption, political pressure (“from carbon literacy to carbon capability”)
- an appendix that lists the different extant groups in Manchester (and beyond!) and how to get in touch with them.
We also want to know – what is missing from that list above? What is on there that shouldn’t in your opinion be on there? (Please note, the booklet will be “modular” so that groups can use just the bits that they want to.)
Please do let us know what you think, other thoughts/opportunities/cautions…
Deadline? The sooner the better, but definitely by Friday 2nd August
We plan to launch the booklet in late September, to coincide with the fifth assessment report of IPCC.
All best wishes
Marc Hudson (writer) and Marc Roberts (cartoonist)
* By “friendly” we mean family-friendly (“Beano” rather than “Viz”)