Category Archives: Letters to the MEN

#Manchester City Council refusing to release environmental minutes (letter)

On Saturday 18th February, the Manchester Evening News kindly published the following letter. Manchester City Council has (or had) an “Environmental Strategy Programme Board” of bureaucrats. Its job is/was to turn all the fine words about environment and climate change … Continue reading

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Democracy is dying #Manchester Evening News letter on #climate

Bless, the MEN published my letter about this horror show. Thanks for your article about hedgehogs being born because of unseasonably warm temperatures (‘Randy hedgehogs have a surprising spring in their step’ 9 December).  As your reporter Lisa Gray noted, … Continue reading

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Letter in #Manchester Evening News on #climate change (again)

Thank you for your article (MEN 3rd November “Region’s council bosses renew push to reduce carbon emissions in Greater Manchester”) on the  “plan” to reduce Greater Manchester’s CO2 emissions by over 5 million tonnes between 2012 and 2020. The report … Continue reading

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#Manchester Evening News letter about “carbon literacy” failure #climate

Last Friday Manchester Evening News published this letter. It’s great that the airport is booming  and that Councillor Kevin Peel is enthused about New York-style aerial walkways (Manchester Evening News, January 29th). Closer to earth, and with our feet on the … Continue reading

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Letters in#Manchester Evening News abt waste collection (privatised) and #airport expansion + #climate

Today   Last Friday, 11th April.  

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Letters in the #Manchester Evening News about #fracking etc

There was a corking letter earlier this week. It was by a chap who had done his PhD on storage of energy from renewables, and he dealt with the argument that pro-fossil fuel sorts deliver- “we can’t trust wind/solar power … Continue reading

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#Manchester Evening News publishes #climate letter about Typhoon Haiyan

Woohoo! They cut two sentences from the last paragraph for space, which is fair enough! “Meanwhile, the MEN can improve its coverage of these sorts of disasters by devoting one or two of the 15 paragraphs to the underlying context … Continue reading

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