Monthly Archives: February 2014

#Manchester City Council Scrutiny Week March 2014

Because they are unable/unwilling to do this themselves, here are the agendas (and links to reports) for the existing 6 scrutiny committees, scraped from the award-winning website.  The scrutiny commitees all meet in the so-called “Scrutiny Room” on the second … Continue reading

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#Manchester citizens answer 3 questions – 008 Chris Walsh of Kindling Trust #3qthurs

Here’s Chris Walsh of Kindling Trust answering – 1. “Who are you?”  (Name, where you live, and – if you want to say – what you “do”) 2. “What does Manchester need to become more sustainable?” 3. “What knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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Upcoming: #Bangladesh and #climate change – 10th March, #Manchester meeting

Manchester will host an important meeting on Monday 10th March on the subjects of climate change, food sovereignty and workers rights. A talk will be given by Badrul Alam, president of the Bangladesh Krishok Federation (the largest peasant federation in … Continue reading

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Interview with “And then there’s physics” blogger, excellent #climate #science #policy site

Late last year someone left a comment on the Manchester Climate Monthly website. That’s rare, but not rare enough to be news-worthy. After an embarrassing-to-MCFly-accusation-of-denialism (since retracted!), it emerged that the commenter is the chap behind a very useful website … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: North Sea (Oil and Gas) Bubble. #climate #suicide #junkies #fix

Thanks to everyone who came to the “Climate Action in Manchester – where next?” meeting last night. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. More details to follow imminently. Meanwhile, the Polar Bear (who doesn’t have a name … Continue reading

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#Climate Action in #Manchester mtg tonight – more skills offered by Pauline, who can’t be there…

The meeting tonight starts informally at 6.30pm, with lots of structured mingling and brain-storming and so on. More “formal” (but still fun and interactive!) bits start 7.30ish. Here’s another person who can’t come who wants to be involved! My name … Continue reading

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#Climate Action in #Manchester meeting – skills offered/wanted

Not everyone who wants to come to the “Climate Action in Manchester – where next?” meeting tonight can make it. It has always irritated MCFly that organisers of meetings (including MCFly!!) never try to involve people who can’t get to … Continue reading

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