Two pieces of news and one mild-by-MCFly-standards rant.
News the first –
1. It seems that the airport-expanding greenfields-building chaps (and it is mostly chaps) at Greater Manchester Combined Authority have decided that they’d best join the crowd and declare a ‘climate emergency’. According to this exclusive report in the Local Government Chronicle, the declaration will be made today.
Greater Manchester will then become the fourth combined authority to have declared a climate emergency, after West Midlands CA did so earlier this month,
News the second –
2. Activists are going to gather in Tameside to protest outside the meeting of the Fossil-Fuel-loving Greater Manchester Pension Fund (see MCFLy previous post) . As per a tweet-
@FFFManchester is taking at team tram trip to Droylesden to encourage Manchester pension fund to divest. See you there at 12:30. Deets here: facebook.com/events/9050012
3. Can this get any more shark-jumpy? Who will next declare a Climate Emergency? Virgin Airlines? BP? The Global Warming Policy Foundation?
I know it is obvious, but it bears repeating.
In. The. Absence. Of. Innovation. From. Social. Movements. Away. From. Emotacyclic-Peak-Emotional-Resonance-Moments. Towards. Granular- Day-In-Day-Out-Engagement. With. Local. Policy. And. Local. Policymakers. We. Will. Probably. End. Up. With. The. Same. Result.
And even if we do all that, we’re still probably toast. But let’s at least give ourselves a fighting chance? FFS.