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Was print format from 2012 to 13. Now web only. All things climate and resilience in (Greater) Manchester.

Grifters and lifters – or “yes, we’re doomed: what do you propose We. Do. Differently?”

Spending too much (i.e. any) time on Twitter. Am getting exceptionally and excitingly bored of natural scientists telling us how doomed we all because of how evil oil companies are, or how unaware the mass of the public are without … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council versus beauty, clean air, clean minds and, well, everything

They are killing us with pollution. They are killing us by allowing the car to run rampant. They are flogging our pavements and our eyeballs and our attention. They spout nonsense about clean and green and how they are “carbon … Continue reading

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Greens now have TWO councillors in #Manchester – what next? What ELSE needs doing?

First up – congratulations to the new Green Party councillor in Woodhouse Park, Astrid Johnson. You can read more about her and the election result on the Greens website. Second up – congratulations to the team around her. The sheer … Continue reading

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Twelve years ago in Punxatawney, Lancashire…

I am almost Gone From Manchester (more abt that soon). Doing a clear out, stumbled on this interview from the magazine of “Environmental Network for Manchester.” EN4M was funded by Manchester City Council, back when they still had money. It’s … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Mutual Masturbation Morass on #climate

Manchester City Council is refusing to admit that a recent “independent” review of its climate activities was a joke.   In February an “independent” (more on that later) report was released giving the council a clean bill of health about its … Continue reading

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Just Stop Oil – anthropologically fascinating but politically terrifying

There’s a song by David Rovics with a lyric that has haunted me “What do you say to someone. Who’s just lost everything. Eventually things might be OK” It’s from a song called Tsunami, about the 2004 catastrophe in Aceh.   … Continue reading

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Climate Art Project in #Manchester – Deadline 14 March!!

Do you live in Manchester and want to bring people and ideas together? Becoming an Art Agent is an opportunity for you to imagine a better future for people in Manchester, to make something happen and to do it your … Continue reading

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The Republic of Newtonia Day #14 – Eviction…

also known as “The last post.” (Almost) every day from Friday 11th to Thursday 24th February, a post (sometimes two) will appear on this site, to celebrate the Republic of Newtonia – a brief occupation of a site in Hulme in defence … Continue reading

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The Republic of Newtonia Day #13 – the day before the revolu… eviction

(Almost) every day from Friday 11th to Thursday 24th February, a post (sometimes two) will appear on this site, to celebrate the Republic of Newtonia – a brief occupation of a site in Hulme in defence of Abbey Pond (near the Old … Continue reading

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The Republic of Newtonia Day #12 – A postcard from Madrid

(Almost) every day from Friday 11th to Thursday 24th February, a post (sometimes two) will appear on this site, to celebrate the Republic of Newtonia – a brief occupation of a site in Hulme in defence of Abbey Pond (near the Old … Continue reading

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