Monthly Archives: December 2015

Kindling Trust – what they did, what they plan, how to get involved

Kindling Trust is first out of the blocks with answers to the 11 questions that Manchester Climate Monthly has sent to a bunch of environmental groups (It’s also open to individuals…).   1. What is the purpose of your group? … Continue reading

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How I would organise a “we need to talk about flooding and climate change”

The Problem. Those people (1) who actively think about climate change are a pretty small and scared bunch. When people feel outnumbered and ignored, they have certain emotional needs. Normally those needs are not met. Then someone calls a meeting… … Continue reading

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Being involved in MCFly withOUT meetings

MCFly doesn’t “do” meetings – either holding or attending.  So how are people supposed to get involved?  Well, here are some jobs below, divided into four categories.  IF there were a groundswell of people who wanted to take on some … Continue reading

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New Year’s (ir)resolutions from #Manchester #Climate Monthly

It’s that time of year again.  I’ve sent the questionnaire below to all the usual suspects – Green Party, Friends of the Earth, Climate Survivors, Carbon Coop, Kindling, Global Justice Now, Fossil Free Greater Manchester, Steady State Manchester. We’re not … Continue reading

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“What is to be done?” An oracle speaks #Manchester #climate #movementbuilding

First off; why on earth read this?  What credentials do I have to mouth off about successful movement-building?  There was a moment 6 years ago (Call to Real Action), but you can’t dine out on that stuff forever, you know. … Continue reading

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On the flooding in the North West. #Manchester #climate

This is from Pauline Hocking, a Manchester resident, reposted (with permission) from her facebook. PLEASE EVERYONE IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL, CHECK FLOOD WARNINGS. Unprecedented flooding is spreading across the whole of the North West. Not just Cumbria but … Continue reading

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#Manchester Professor (Kevin Anderson) on#climate deal in Paris

Professor Kevin Anderson has a typically blunt article in the latest edition of the journal “Nature” – here is a the beginning of it; The climate agreement delivered earlier this month in Paris is a genuine triumph of international diplomacy. … Continue reading

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“2 degrees” = dangerous #climate change. Interview with author

“The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate Change: Public understanding and decision making” is a (very) new book by academic Chris Shaw. Here he responds to a series of questions about the two degree limit, the recent Paris conference, and … Continue reading

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Re-post: “Wretched of the Earth” letter about #climate march

Reposted from here, about the climate march in London that some Manchester folks went on.  Anyone who went who saw any of the events described here care to comment? While this is horrifying, and wrong, and unacceptable, it’s not exactly … Continue reading

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MACF’s Uncertain Future- fails to bid for cash, Council cash slashed (?)

A group set up to advance Manchester’s climate goals has failed to even bid for money to keep itself afloat.  Meanwhile, it seems that the City Council, losing patience, has cut its support from two years to one… Once upon … Continue reading

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