Monthly Archives: February 2019

“The best support us kids could have from adults is to be taken seriously.” George Hassall on #YouthStrike4Climate #climate #Manchester

Thirteen year old George Hassall kindly agreed to an email interview about the February 15th Climate Strike, the upcoming (bigger) strike on March 15th, and what support adults could give. (See here for answers to the same questions from Emma … Continue reading

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When is a boycott not a boycott? Renewables Conference to happen at Shell-sponsored MOSI… #Manchester #climate

Last September the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry took sponsorship money from the oil giant Shell, and got accused of hypocrisy for its troubles.  Partners in its “science festival withdrew in protest.  Manchester’s Carbon Coop has set up a … Continue reading

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Interview with Rebecca Willis about politicians and #climate change

On Thursday 28 February, Dr Rebecca Willis of Lancaster University is presenting her recent research at a Tyndall Manchester seminar. (details here). She has kindly agreed to an email interview – here it is, unedited. 1. In a nutshell, please … Continue reading

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Youth participation in international #climate negotiations – interview with Harriet Thew

Harriet Thew is a PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on youth participation in climate change governance. She kindly agreed to an interview (for the perspectives of young people – see this interview with Emma Greenwood, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Hugo Blanco in #Manchester, Mon 25 February

From press release- Veteran Peruvian activist Hugo Blanco, who was born in 1934, will visit Manchester and speak about his life and current political work at a meeting on Monday 25 February. His life of ecosocialist struggle for the Quechua … Continue reading

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Example 423 of the failure of #climate leadership in #Manchester

When the climate emergency requires our “leaders” to speak loudly, to behave with vigour and clarity, we get… procrastination and muddled-thinking evasiveness.   NFM – Normal For Manchester.   Why do I go to events with titles like  “The development of … Continue reading

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Interview with Emma Greenwood, youth #climate activist #Manchester #SchoolStrike4Climate #YouthStrike4Climate

Last week Emma Greenwood gave this speech at the Manchester Climate Strike. She kindly agreed to supply answers to some questions – the full interview is below. Was today bigger than you thought? What was your favourite thing about it? … Continue reading

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Speech by George Hassall at #Manchester #SchoolsStrike4climate

This below is the text of the speech given by George Hassall  in St Peter’s Square, Manchester, on Friday 15 February, reprinted with kind permission. Hi I’m George and like the rest of us here today I’m representing the voice of … Continue reading

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The #climatestrike in#Manchester – hopes and fears…

So, it happened!  It happened all across the UK. And in Manchester it was  (far) bigger, noisier and far more FUN than anyone expected it would be.  There were hundreds (perhaps a thousand?) congregated in St Peters Square. Dozens of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events at University of #Manchester on #climate change Weds 20 February

First floor of University of Manchester Students’ Union, 4 to 6pm, Weds 20 Feb.   Alternative Lecture Series. Climate Change: Historical Perceptions & International Negotiation We have multiple speakers in this week! The first two are Masters students from the … Continue reading

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