Category Archives: academia

Prof Kevin Anderson on the latest UNFCCC meeting #Manchester #climate

Professor Kevin Anderson, who splits his time between University of Manchester and Lund University in Sweden, has long been a clear voice on the urgency of emissions reductions, and the ever-gloomier consequences of inaction (for video interviews with Manchester Climate … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: The role of arts and culture in bringing #climate change to the ‘here and now’ #Manchester Thurs 24 Jan

The role of arts and culture in bringing climate change to the ‘here and now’ Dr Sarah Mander, Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester Thursday 24th January (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. Climate change is widely acknowledged as a pressing and … Continue reading

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Interview with an academic: Stuart Capstick #climate #engagement researcher

MCFly is going to interview some researchers (and activists?) about the Big Questions.  Here is Stuart Capstick (biog at the bottom) What has your climate research entailed?  What have been some surprising findings? My background is in Psychology, and my … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “informing the vision of a low-carbon future” #Manchester Tues 2nd Oct

Jason Lowe posterTyndall Manchester would like to invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Informing the vision of a low-carbon future” by Professor Jason Lowe, on Tuesday 2nd October (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at … Continue reading

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Save the world and get 20 quid (esp. men…)

please share… PARTICIPANTS WANTED FROM AROUND THE UK £20 GIFT VOUCHER FOR COMPLETION OF STUDY Would you like to do more to tackle climate change and poverty? Do you find it difficult to respond to these global challenges in your … Continue reading

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#saddleworthfire – #climate change increases risk, requires management, says 2010 paper

So, back in 2010 academic research was published by researchers at Manchester Business School and Manchester Metropolitan University.   You can read the whole thing here. MCFly sez: We are an exceptionally technologically advanced, and even more exceptionally stupid species.  … Continue reading

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Upcoming event: Unsustainable fossil fuel use 1950-2018. #Manchester #climate

Free event, no need to book.  Tyndall Manchester asking the right questions again…   How did it come to this? Unsustainable global fossil fuel use in historical perspective, 1950-2018 Simon Pirani, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies … Continue reading

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Seminar: Climate Change & Sustainability #Manchester Saturday 21st April

   The Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom is holding a seminar on “Climate Change and Sustainability” on Saturday 21st of April. It’s free and you’ll get to meet lots of interesting people. I’ll be there too…

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Important! Major new advice from #climate scientists

From The Onion, the best source of climate info. h/t sam. Sighing, Resigned Climate Scientists Say To Just Enjoy Next 20 Years As Much As You Can Friday 10:00am SEE MORE: Climate Change GENEVA—Attending a conference to discuss alarming new … Continue reading

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CANCELLED. Upcoming Event: “Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner? #Manchester 22 February

Ooops.  Sorry, didn’t realised I had scheduled the post. The event has been postponed until later in the year.   “Digital Technology: Environmental Saint or Sinner?” by Professor Chris Preist, on Thursday 22nd February (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/interactive-map/?id=14 at 1.00pm. Digital … Continue reading

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