Monthly Archives: August 2015

Upcoming Course – “Politics, Campaigning & Communities”

Politics, Campaigning & Communities Course Tuesday 22 September for 10 sessions Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2GU.  For those who want to change the World but don’t know where to start! Lectures, workshops, discussions and exercises, empowering and equipping … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Leave it in the Ground” #Manchester, 27th August

As part of this, at the Whitworth, on Thursday 27th August 2015 Grand Hall Time: 15.00 – 21.00 hours FREE event Session 1 (15.00–16.45 hours) Oliver Ressler, Leave It In The Ground (2013) UK premiere 18 min In recent years, … Continue reading

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“Does Local #Climate Information Stimulate Action?” Probably Not…. Tyndall Centre

For these individuals, hearing about likely local impacts of climate change was demotivating. Instead of spurring action, hearing the local projections about increased flooding and other likely local outcomes made self-enhancing people care less than their similar self-transcendent value oriented … Continue reading

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Muslims of #Manchester – happy to promote your #climate work – get in touch.

The same goes for Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, younameits, pagans, atheists. The email is The reason I name-check Muslims is that there’s a very good piece by Arthur Neslen Islamic leaders issue bold call for rapid phase out of … Continue reading

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talktalk is jokejoke – phoned me back to hassle me?! SORRY, WRONG WEB SITE!!

Apologies. Posted this on manchesterclimatemonthly, when it should, obviously, have gone at!! Epic fail.

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“So we bleat on…”; Q&As/P&As and the pathological meetings of academics and activists

This article outlines the very familiar pathological pattern of meetings at which dialogue is lauded and then slaughtered, the usual attempts to fix the pathologies, and then describes why they usually fail. It closes out with what COULD be done, and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Skillshare in #Manchester, October 17th

from here Skill Up! Stand Up! OCT17 A day of free training for activists Saturday 17 October, 10am-6pm MERCi, Manchester M4 7HR We’ve teamed up with War on Want and other partners in the Economic Justice Project to organise a … Continue reading

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Not #Manchester – new article on Australian coal industry PR on ‘The Conversation’

My smart, funny and generous friend Professor Chris Wright has co-authored a piece about the Australian coal industry and some of its PR moves over the last 20 years or so. It’s at the Conversation.  Please share/retweet/comment and generally feed … Continue reading

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Job (Apprenticeship) Alert: Tree Station recruiting

APOLOGIES – don’t know why this post didn’t go up when I got the email from Tree Station a couple of weeks ago. The applications have now closed! My bad. Our office co-ordinator is rushed off her feet, dealing with … Continue reading

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