Monthly Archives: November 2015

How I’d design a film showing and discussion

I’ve been challenged to explain how you could design a film showing that involved a “facilitated small group discussion that generated ideas of what we can do in Manchester, and built connections between people who didn’t know each other, THAT … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on INDCs, IAMs, BECCS and much else!

Here’s another part of the interview with Professor Kevin Anderson. It covers some of the same ground as what has already been posted (see below for explanation)- the inadequacy of the Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (the pledges for Paris), but goes … Continue reading

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Professor Kevin Anderson on #Climate, #hope, 2 degrees and #Paris

Climate scientist Professor Kevin Anderson spoke to Manchester Climate Monthly on Monday 23rd November.   In the two separate videos that follow, you can see him outlining what is at stake in the upcoming Paris climate conference – the nature of … Continue reading

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Timeline of UN climate negotiations

Paris is a waste of activists’ time. Still, here’s a timeline of the UN negotiations, fwiw. Timeline: UN climate negotiations Marc Hudson, University of Manchester 1988 marked the first mainstream call for climate action from scientists. It’s been a bumpy … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Carbon Co-op social 11th Dec #Manchester

Carbon Co-op Social – Friday 11th December 2015 Meet other members, socialise, discuss FREE, 6.30-9pm, Friday 11th December 2015 Back room, The Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street Manchester M1 5LE BOOK HERE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carbon-co-op-social-tickets-19511162412 This December’s social will be in … Continue reading

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Re-post: Pomona Island Planning Hearing Report Back

Reposted from Hulme Green Party website. Pomona Island Planning Hearing Report Back Trafford Council Planning Committee gave planning permission for 2 blocks of flats on Pomona Island on Thursday evening (12th November). The site has not been in use for … Continue reading

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#Manchester #climate rally – 8 out of 11 ain’t bad.

We are so doomed. So, of the 11 hypotheses, I was right about 8 of them. I was definitely wrong about the size (but not the demographic) of the audience, the gender of the first questioners, and the capacity of … Continue reading

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Predictions about the #climate rally in #Manchester today

As a trainee (social) scientist, I’m gonna make some predictions about the climate rally today. Based on my theories that the climate movement is an exemplar of the Smugosphere – that place where we do things because we can and … Continue reading

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Psychology and #climate seminar in #Manchester, Tues 24th November

Tues 24 Nov 2 – 3.30pm John Dalton East, 423 No need to book, just turn up. http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/seeg/seeg-meetings.php Psychosocial processes involved in influencing pro-environmental decision-making in the organisation: an individual-level interpretative phenomenological analysis There is a deeply troubling dissonance between … Continue reading

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Upcoming Play: “Baked Alaska” #climate #Manchester Tues 10th November

Tue 10 Nov: Baked Alaska – Time To Change The Temperature, Old Trafford An island in the South Pacific has a problem. It’s hollow. Anxiety levels are rising in a North American boardroom. Eve’s garden is bursting with next door’s … Continue reading

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