Category Archives: academia

Of Climate Emergency declarations, plans, DELIVERY and activism

tl:dr – why do activists with good intentions think that giving liars and greenwashers an open goal is lia good idea? The truth is, we the “climate community” have been terrible at our self-appointed jobs.  Climate change has been an … Continue reading


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Why the enormous rhetoric-reality gap for #Manchester City Council on #climate? 1987 as the pivotal year… (video)

This video is rough as a badger’s arse. There will be a slicker version. Comments very welcome…

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Rant: On “stakeholders”

People look at the Manchester Climate Change “Agency” and are lost in figuring out how it relates to the other bits of the puzzle; who funds it, who scrutinises it, who sets the direction, who is – ultimately -responsible. And … Continue reading

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Tyndall seminar on Community co-design for resilient infrastructure. Tues 29 Oct. #Manchester

‘Community co-design for resilient infrastructure’ by Professor Sarah Bell, on Tuesday 29th October (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) at 1.30pm. [No need to book. Just turn up. Tyndall seminars always good, sometimes fantastic] Infrastructure resilience requires wide stakeholder engagement, including with local communities … Continue reading

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Looting the Ivory Tower: interview with academics about UK energy policy and nuclear motivations…

Sometimes academics ARE useful to social movements. They have the time and sometimes the training to do research that can help social movements understand what is actually going on, behind the hype, the PR and the intense battles. Much of … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: “Consumption-based emissions and #climate mitigation policy” seminar, #Manchester 8 May

So, at 4pm next Weds, 8 May, there’s this seminar- “Consumption-based emissions and climate mitigation policy”. Dr Scott says “there are additional policy opportunities when we consider embodied emissions and reducing demand for materials and products in ways policy currently … Continue reading

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PhD opportunity: The Social Lives of Batteries and New Energy Materials

Hello Manchester Climate people – some of you will know students and wannabe students who might be interested in this – do pass it on to them!   The Social Lives of Batteries and New Energy Materials 3 year, fully … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Australia’s #climate policy debacle & wider lessons. #Manchester Thurs 28 March #Tyndall

Another Tyndall Centre seminar! Tyndall Manchester invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Enacting inertia”: The Australian climate policy debacle and its global relevance by Marc Hudson, on Thursday 28th March (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. “Enacting inertia”: The Australian … Continue reading

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Interview with Rebecca Willis about politicians and #climate change

On Thursday 28 February, Dr Rebecca Willis of Lancaster University is presenting her recent research at a Tyndall Manchester seminar. (details here). She has kindly agreed to an email interview – here it is, unedited. 1. In a nutshell, please … Continue reading

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Youth participation in international #climate negotiations – interview with Harriet Thew

Harriet Thew is a PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on youth participation in climate change governance. She kindly agreed to an interview (for the perspectives of young people – see this interview with Emma Greenwood, … Continue reading

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