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“The best support us kids could have from adults is to be taken seriously.” George Hassall on #YouthStrike4Climate #climate #Manchester

Thirteen year old George Hassall kindly agreed to an email interview about the February 15th Climate Strike, the upcoming (bigger) strike on March 15th, and what support adults could give. (See here for answers to the same questions from Emma … 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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The danger of “Activist Vuvuzela”. Interview on #climate, #ExtinctionRebellion and much else

Calum is a 40 year old husband, father to two boys who lives in Stockport.  He kindly agreed to answer questions put to him by email.  The answers are thoughtful, provocative and useful.  Comments welcome, but nowt ad hominem please! 1. … 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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Interview: Andrew Dana Hudson and #climate artwork #solarpunk

Every Friday (except when I forget) I’ll post something ‘cultural’ about climate change. To kick that off, here’s an email interview with Andrew Dana Hudson (own website)(no relation) on his WW2-themed climate posters. Could you say a little about your … Continue reading

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New co-chair of #Manchester Green Party interviewed

Manchester Green Party has an Annual General Meeting last week.  It now has two new co-chairs, Matt Schreibke and Astrid Johnson.   Both have agreed to answer a few questions from MCFly.  Matt’s answers are below, Astrid’s will follow next week.The … Continue reading

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Video: Professor Kevin Anderson on fossil fuel subsidies, regime resistance and optimism

Second part of the recent interview with Professor Kevin Anderson, touching on (false) optimism, fossil fuel subsidies (IMF 5.3 trillion subsidies),  regime resistance and coping strategies. Lissa Johnson’s article about optimism. That Machiavelli quote – There is nothing more difficult … Continue reading

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