Monthly Archives: November 2014

Video: “doomed I tell you, all doomed!” #Manchester #climate #Malthus etc

So the following is theatre, and (a bit!) theatrical. The audience is second year students at University of Manchester. Their lecturer wanted a lively and staged (in every sense) debate between someone arguing that Malthus was wrong/there are no limits … Continue reading

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Climate Change, the musical!! (cartoon)

Hat-tip to Tree Alerts.

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And the winner is…. Manchester’s Be Proud Awards 2014

Slickly organised, nice live music, decent veggie option and some genuinely awe-inspiring citizens of Manchester. The Manchester Be Proud awards could dent your cynicism if you let it. Manchester Town Hall was filled last night with people in their glad … Continue reading

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“Merchants of Doubt” co-author Naomi Oreskes interview – worth watching! (non- #Manchester)

Active doubt and denial campaigns are not the reason climate action in Manchester is so hopeless.  (This is in contrast to, say, Australia and the United States).  Here it’s down to other reasons, among which are – good old-fashioned bureaucratic … Continue reading

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Mon 15th Dec – public speaking and video making practice opportunities at PEST meeting

From People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team website On Monday 15th December you can get help, practical advice and encouragement about a) public speaking and/or b) video-making. The next meeting of the People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team will focus on these two skills … Continue reading

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Will the promised quarterly #climate plans be any good? Don’tholdyourbreath #Manchester

A couple of weeks ago Manchester City Council finally agreed to keep a promise it had made in February – for quarterly reports on its climate plan “progress”. This came after a two week blitz of blog posts about the … Continue reading

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“Environmental transitions: perspectives on everyday urban and regional transformation” Thurs Dec 11th

This afternoon seminar, organised by the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience (CURE) and cities@manchester seeks to explore how lived experiences of nature, community and everyday life challenge linear understandings of social and environmental transition. Speakers include: Dr Vanesa Castan … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on the “2 degrees” target #climate #Manchester

Professor Kevin Anderson answering a question on the “two degrees celsius” for global warming- what the goal/duty is, whether it is doable. Extremely clear (of course) and well worth sharing!! For background to the controversy, see Real Climate’s blog post … Continue reading

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Protesting in Paris. Really??; Manchester meeting, Fri Nov 28 CANCELLED

CANCELLED. At the end of next year there is one of those big international meetings on climate change. You know, the ones that have achieved so much. Like Kyoto… or Copenhagen.  Already there are attempts to get activists “excited” about … Continue reading

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What IS a low carbon culture? Report by People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team

reposted from People’s Environmental Scrutiny Team website. The Manchester Climate Change Action Plan, agreed by the City Council over 5 years ago, calls for the creation of a “low carbon culture”. Oddly, the Council has never defined this, or asked … Continue reading

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