Monthly Archives: September 2015

#Manchester Literature Festival – #climate events, inc George Monbiot Literature and Landscape From nature writing and memoir to psychogeography and climate change, authors and non-fiction writers reflect on our relationship with the earth and the landscapes around us. Simon Armitage Thursday 22nd October, 6.30pm Central Library Granta Presents: … Continue reading

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More pathetic spin from #Manchester City Council about its carbon emissions. #climate

Back in 2013 Manchester City Council tried to spin an increase in its emissions as a decrease. They were laughed at then. They have, of course, learnt nothing, and they’re claiming decreases that are basically illusory and not what was … Continue reading

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Will someone not kill off this undemocratic and worse-than-useless “Stakeholder” “Steering” “Group”? #manchester #climate

What do you call an organisation that promises and then cancels elections to its board? What do you call an organisation that unilaterally cancels day-long community-focused conferences and replaces it with a 90 minute talkfest by three old white men? … Continue reading

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#Manchester Airport misses #climate target, comically inept spin ensues. Write to your councillor #democracy

Back in the heady Big Promise days of 2009/2010, some bright spark came up with the idea that the ground operations of Manchester Airport (lighting, power for the x-ray machines etc but not the actions of the big metal birds … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Oct 27th, “Where should our energy come from?” in #Manchester

As part of Manchester Science Festival Where should our energy come from? Let’s talk about energy. How can it be secure, affordable and sustainable? What’s the long-term outlook and how will it progress? Join the debate surrounding the technologies, strategies … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Policy Week stuff on #climate, #Manchester

University of Manchester “Policy Week” events Cut and paste below. It will, I suspect, mostly be chalk and talk/sage-on-the-stage/ego-foddering/preening-and-attacking.  That’s just the way the species has chosen to roll.  Pity, but what are you going to do?   Policy Week … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council emissions UP by 4.8% in last year

For the umpteenth time, Manchester City Council is making excuses for its poor-to-the-point-of-criminal performance on climate change.  MCFly reporter Ann Onymous reports. (As for involving everyone in the creation of a low carbon culture.  They won’t even define what they … Continue reading

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