Category Archives: Aviation

Lucy Powell and “carbon literacy”- no answers yet… #manchester #climate

The Labour Party’ MP Lucy Powell (Manchester Central) has repeatedly declined to say whether she has completed the much-vaunted “carbon literacy” training that various people in Manchester seem to think is worth a bucket of warm spit. On 26 June … Continue reading

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#Manchester MPs vote for Heathrow Expansion

Any time anyone tells you that Labour takes climate change seriously – at a Manchester, Greater Manchester or National level, you are entitled to ROFLYAO. Show them this too

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Rally re: 20 yrs since 2nd runway, 20 May #Manchester

Campaign Against Manchester Airport’s Second Runway 20th anniversary rally 20th May 2017 1-4pm On 20th May 1997 police, bailiffs, and unknown men-in-black, started removing protesters from the site of what is now Manchester Airport’s Runway 2. It would take four … Continue reading

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Exclusive: #Manchester City Council’s “fly less” guidance revealed!!

A Freedom of Information Act request to Manchester City Council has revealed the sum total of their guidance to their staff on reducing their on-the-job air travel.  Here it is And here’s the plan they have for producing guidance in … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council buying flights to Birmingham, London, Southampton etc

Manchester City Council has paid for  almost 500 plane journeys in the last two years, including to such hard to get to locations as Birmingham, London, Southampton, Exeter and Norwich.  And, along with global temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations, The … Continue reading

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#Manchester Airport misses #climate target, comically inept spin ensues. Write to your councillor #democracy

Back in the heady Big Promise days of 2009/2010, some bright spark came up with the idea that the ground operations of Manchester Airport (lighting, power for the x-ray machines etc but not the actions of the big metal birds … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics of Airport Expansion in the United Kingdom: Hegemony, Policy and the Rhetoric of ‘sustainable Aviation’

Manchester-based academic Dr Damian O’Doherty reviews Manchester University Press’s “The Politics of Airport Expansion in the United Kingdom” for Manchester Climate Monthly. In this study of airports and aviation Griggs and Howarth draw extensively from the corpus of work produced … Continue reading

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