Monthly Archives: March 2021

Now what? Of the Council, climate and citizens’ responsibility- 5 things to do…

This blog post tries to answer two key questions – what is going on, and what do “we” do next. It’s published on Manchester Climate Monthly because it reflects only the views of Marc Hudson, one member of the core … Continue reading

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Letter: Protest matters

The letter (“Lost support” Viewpoints 29 March) left me bewildered. The correspondent, who declined to give their name, starts by criticising “the actions of protestors in Bristol.” He or she neglects to point out that many people in Bristol say that … Continue reading

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Letter: City’s emissions need to be scrutinised

On the same day you published an open letter from 16 different organisations calling for Manchester City Council to take the strongest possible course when re-arranging its scrutiny arrangements so that climate action gets examined and accelerated (Viewpoints, M.E.N. 16 March), … Continue reading

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Letter: Council creating conditions for accidents, will blame cyclists

Your article on Great Ancoats St (“£9m spent… but is new ‘boulevard’ worth the hassle’, M.E.N., 10 March) was fascinating. Two additional points are worth making. Firstly, in July 2019 the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee called on the Executive to … Continue reading

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Letter: Match words to deeds

New research by the International Energy Agency shows that fossil fuel emissions climbed steadily over the second half of the year as major economies began to recover. By December 2020, carbon emissions were 2% higher than in the same month the … Continue reading

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