Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tyndall #Climate Conference in #Manchester – opening addresses #TyndallPhdConf

There’s a conference taking place in Manchester for “early career” researchers.  On Friday 25th there’s a panel debate on “Individual Responsibility for Climate Mitigation” that’s open to the public.  Meanwhile, here are two of the three opening addresses, the first … Continue reading

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Clicktivism: Cameron wants law to allow #fracking just about anywhere

including Albert Square? Hi, Unbelievable. It looks like David Cameron is planning to sneakily change the law to let fracking companies drill under our homes for gas, without our permission. Cameron might think he can get away with this because … Continue reading

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Sewing Cafe to open in #Chorlton, South #Manchester

From a press release… A group of six Manchester women are preparing to officially launch the city’s first non-profit sewing cafe on Thursday 15 May. Stitched Up HQ aims to inspire people to adopt a more creative and sustainable wardrobe, … Continue reading

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Clicktivism: “Get Barclays out of dirty coal” #climate effort, beyond #Manchester

From World Development Movement In less than 48 hours, Barclays will hold its AGM in London. This gives us a unique opportunity to pressure Barclays to stop funding dirty coal. Take action now to get Barclays out of  coal. With … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Who Runs our Public Services?” #Manchester Mon 28th April

A couple of weeks ago the Manchester Evening News published some letters (including mine) in response to the privatisation of rubbish collection by Manchester City Council. Close readers of MCFly will have realised that, when it comes to climate plan … Continue reading

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Feeding #Manchester 15 and Sustainable Food Strategies…

Ahead of the 15th “Feeding Manchester” gathering – this Thurs, 24th, at the Briton’s Protection Pub from 6pm, Contact if you want to go (I think they may be fully booked?) – here’s some gentle questions MCFly fired off. … Continue reading

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“Ooh, we can’t do anything until we have a perfect plan”. Not off topic at all…

No battleplan survives contact with the enemy. Inspired by the update part of this. From And this one is pretty good too. Four years. What have they been DOING for FOUR YEARS???

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Off-topic: Planting potatoes and felling fences in Moss Side, South #Manchester

When not sobbing in the corner because of the latest Steering Group/City Council incompetence and/or inaction, I sometimes do useful stuff at the Moss Side Community Allotment. In late March we planted some ‘taters… And the fence is (slowly) coming … Continue reading

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Do Polar Bears sh*t in the Arctic? And what does it teach us about #climate?

Is nothing sacred?  Does not our poor Polar Bear even get to take a crap in privacy??  Apparently not, 🙂

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Twitter Q&A with IPCC co-chair, Tues April 22nd #climate

From here.  My chat will begin “Hi Chris, will anyone be interested in IPCC AR9, or will we be fighting over who to eat next?” LONDON: You can chat live to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) co-chair Chris Field in … Continue reading

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