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Book Review: Remember Tomorrow by Amanda Saint

Book: Remember Tomorrow Author: Amanda Saint Publisher: Retreat West Books Pages:332 How will it turn out? What will the year 2030, 2050 bring? Will things be more or less the same? Will we ‘tech out’ and have robot butlers who … Continue reading

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Book Review: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein

This excellent book review is re-posted with permission from the site of a PhD student colleague.  His site has many other posts as insightful as this one below… January 12, 2015 by Falsum A passage in Naomi Klein’s new climate … Continue reading

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Wilful blindness about #climate change. Good thing #Manchester City Council is so amazing, eh?

This is from Margaret Heffernan’s very good book “Wilful Blindness: Why we ignore the obvious at our peril“ Money is just one of the forces that blind us to information and issues which we could pay attention to – but … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work”

Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work. Daniel Tanuro Merlin Press/ Resistance Books, 2013 I approached this book with some scepticism. It wasn’t that I was unsympathetic to the arguments I expected to find in it. I do regard myself as … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Power Failure” #Australia #climate #policy debacle

This post is not about Manchester. It’s about a government that made bold promises about its climate action, then delivered a sorta reasonable policy, but totally failed to implement it or defend it from the forces of apathy and darkness.  … Continue reading

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Off-topic – “Activist Fictions” article in Peace News

The article below appeared in the latest issue of the essential-reading “Peace News.” (subscribe here.) Activist Fictions The absurdly handsome activist bit his lip. The Peace News crew were threatening mil-itary action if the final extended deadline for a 2000 … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History’ #Manchester #climate

MCFly’s biodiversity correspondent, Dave Bishop, reads a “brilliant, lucid, very readable, scientifically up-to-date, tragic and utterly terrifying” book… Review: ‘The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History’ by Elizabeth Kolbert; Bloomsbury, 2014. On one fateful day 66 million years ago, the Earth’s … Continue reading

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