Our Team

Editors

Marc Hudson

A health care professional, A PhD student, Marc was involved with the first Climate Camp (2006) before setting up Manchester Climate Forum in 2007 and Manchester Climate Fortnightly (MCFly) in 2008. MCFly ran till November 2010, when Marc took a year out to visit his family in Australia (yes, before you ask, he flew).

He believes that we are going to be hit by series of unpleasant surprises, and that the crucial task for citizens is to create the physical, political and psychological groundwork so that when those challenges come, we don’t reach straight for comforting but ineffective ‘solutions’. The name of the game is ‘adaptive leadership.’

Arwa Aburawa

A real live journalist (and twofer) Arwa has her own blog. She worked on MCFly from 2008 to 2010.  Demoted to working for Al-Jazeera in mid-2013.

Staff Reporters

Scott Templeton
staff reporter

Scott gets us our most incredible stories and quotes. He hails from America.

Chuck Tatum

A keen and traditional newsman, with a startling resemblance to the young Kirk Douglas, Chuck also hails from the US of A.

7 Responses to Our Team

  1. Paul darnborough says:

    Hi Marc

    Am organising this years chorlton green happening 26 April. Would like you to do festival address ( before the band Warm Digits)

    Would you guys do a stall and do the chat etc

    Regards

    Paul D

    • In principle yes, as long as we can tweak the format from “me talking at everyone for 20 mins” or whatever into something more interactive etc!

      Email me on mcmonthly@gmail.com, and send me publicity details of the 26th April event for the diary and for a blog post.

      Marc

      • Paul Darnborough says:

        Hi Marc

        No I believe in ranting, I want you to totally let rip and lay down the facts.

        Spare no one.

        I want the message out there. And you are the man to do it.

        Kind regards

        Paul

        From: manchester climate monthly Reply-To: manchester climate monthly Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:18 To: PD Subject: [New comment] Our Team

        WordPress.com manchesterclimatemonthly commented: “In principle yes, as long as we can tweak the format from “me talking at everyone for 20 mins” or whatever into something more interactive etc! Email me on mcmonthly@gmail.com, and send me publicity details of the 26th April event for the diary and for a”

      • If that worked, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in. That’s a sad fact that I keep learning and forgetting, forgetting and re-learning.
        It’s too easy to rant (trust me, I know about this). It’s too easy for people to want to be ranted at (cos they then feel that they’ve ‘done their bit’ by accepting being ranted at. But the only way to change is offer constructive,long-term, dip-in-and-out-of opportunities for people to turn their fear, anger, dismay, hope etc into political and social power.
        If I was any good at that, I’d be a happy man. I am trying.
        I am happy to come, but not for a hector/rant. Yes, I will lay out facts, but we also need time for people to connect with each other…

      • Paul Darnborough says:

        Actually Marc

        We have a band called Bluepool, who play nice ambient dream scape stuff. Plus visuals. I think a message from you over the top is as good as it gets mate?!!

        P

        From: manchester climate monthly Reply-To: manchester climate monthly Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:18 To: PD Subject: [New comment] Our Team

        WordPress.com manchesterclimatemonthly commented: “In principle yes, as long as we can tweak the format from “me talking at everyone for 20 mins” or whatever into something more interactive etc! Email me on mcmonthly@gmail.com, and send me publicity details of the 26th April event for the diary and for a”

  2. Paul Darnborough says:

    Hi Mark

    Sorry for the delay replying. Yes very astute. I understand entirely. And like the way you are being so hard on yourself as well.
    There is a very very noble tradition of ranting which is deeply ingrained in our culture. The ranters. Were medieval heralds. Spreading the word from town to town.

    Give it a thought.

    Mark could you give me a call. I’d like to pick your brains.

    Regards. Paul. 07811 329055

  3. Paul Darnborough says:

    Marc good to talk. We will do this and it will work and be heard.

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