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About manchesterclimatemonthly

Monthly Magazine/newsletter about all things climate and resilience in Greater Manchester.

Post-truth politics, Trump, and #Manchester #climate nonsense

Everyone sneers at Donald Trump.  So crude, so wrong.  And yet all around us, here in Manchester are behaviours we tolerate and amplify that made him possible and that mimic him. What the hell am I talking about?  The wilful … Continue reading

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A new circle of hell: the latest farcical #Manchester #climate “plan”

They’ve innovated. And made things even worse. Was it possible? I didn’t think so. But the so-called Manchester Climate Change Agency (it’s not an agency, for important reasons that will become clear), managed to make the launch of its Climate … Continue reading

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Open Letter to ‘Steering Group’ boss on #Manchester #climate “plan”

Dear Gavin, next Monday night sees the launch of the Manchester “strategy” for climate change 2017-2050.  Of course, there already is a “plan” for the years 2010-2020, but since all of the commitments to that have long ago been broken, … Continue reading

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Lecture: “Bangladesh confronts #climate change” #Manchester,7 December

1700 on 7 December. Free, no need to book. The Global Development Lecture Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to … Continue reading

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North Pole Sees Record Temps, Melting Ice Despite Arctic Winter

The end is nigh. Reposting from here. Fwiw: Mitigation is dead, ‘two degrees’ is dead.  Manchester didn’t do its fair share, didn’t keep any of those fine 2009 promises.  But worse, by being gutless cowards and idiots, and by not … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: When finance knocks at city hall´s door. 24 November #Manchester

Not climate change, but still worth a look, especially if you’re pondering how ‘local money’ (sic) can be put to local use… Thurs 24 November 2016, 1-2pm, Alliance Manchester Business School East, Room B2 [MAP] Sebastian Möller (Bremen): When finance … Continue reading

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Plug for Upcoming Carbon Coop event in Manchester – ‘hacking the energy system’

Reposted from here. What next for community energy? Community energy has been hard hit by cuts to renewable subsidies and It is a time of great change and uncertainty for those in the sector. In this blog post I look … Continue reading

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