Monthly Archives: December 2016

Urgent – please ask questions on #climate to Neighbourhoods & Environment Scrutiny members #Manchester

Do you care about climate change and Manchester? Do you live or work in any of the following wards – Ancoats and Clayton, Bradford, Burnage, Charlestown, Cheetham,  Chorlton Park, City Centre, Crumpsall  Didsbury West,  Gorton North, Higher Blackley, Hulme,  Levenshulme, … Continue reading

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Another of those #Manchester- China links…

Eerie, innit? “All candidates in the party and government are selected and appointed by their supervisors and predecessors, which means that they need not be answerable to social actors or the public but are accountable to their supervisors within the … Continue reading

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Merry Atheistmas #Manchester – Santa versus coal…

h/t Jez!

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Democracy is dying #Manchester Evening News letter on #climate

Bless, the MEN published my letter about this horror show. Thanks for your article about hedgehogs being born because of unseasonably warm temperatures (‘Randy hedgehogs have a surprising spring in their step’ 9 December).  As your reporter Lisa Gray noted, … Continue reading

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Post-truth politics, Trump, and #Manchester #climate nonsense

Everyone sneers at Donald Trump.  So crude, so wrong.  And yet all around us, here in Manchester are behaviours we tolerate and amplify that made him possible and that mimic him. What the hell am I talking about?  The wilful … Continue reading

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A new circle of hell: the latest farcical #Manchester #climate “plan”

They’ve innovated. And made things even worse. Was it possible? I didn’t think so. But the so-called Manchester Climate Change Agency (it’s not an agency, for important reasons that will become clear), managed to make the launch of its Climate … Continue reading

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Open Letter to ‘Steering Group’ boss on #Manchester #climate “plan”

Dear Gavin, next Monday night sees the launch of the Manchester “strategy” for climate change 2017-2050.  Of course, there already is a “plan” for the years 2010-2020, but since all of the commitments to that have long ago been broken, … Continue reading

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