Category Archives: narcissism

Grifters and lifters – or “yes, we’re doomed: what do you propose We. Do. Differently?”

Spending too much (i.e. any) time on Twitter. Am getting exceptionally and excitingly bored of natural scientists telling us how doomed we all because of how evil oil companies are, or how unaware the mass of the public are without … Continue reading

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From the book of Roger

So, Private Eye does an “Old Testament ” gimmick that I thought I could stea… adapt. The Book of Roger, Chapter 22, verses 2 -12 And the Hallamites sayeth unto the Sofa-ites and the Apathites “Surely ye shall perish in … Continue reading

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Of Climate Emergency declarations, plans, DELIVERY and activism

tl:dr – why do activists with good intentions think that giving liars and greenwashers an open goal is lia good idea? The truth is, we the “climate community” have been terrible at our self-appointed jobs.  Climate change has been an … Continue reading

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Your chance to heckle MCFly: Weds 7th June, #Manchester #3MT

Here’s me giving my spiel in the “Three Minute Thesis” heat at University of Manchester Here’s the slide I used.   And… I’m through to the Three Minute Thesis Final to be held on Wednesday June 7, between 2pm and 3:30pm … Continue reading

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New Year’s (ir)resolutions from #Manchester #Climate Monthly

It’s that time of year again.  I’ve sent the questionnaire below to all the usual suspects – Green Party, Friends of the Earth, Climate Survivors, Carbon Coop, Kindling, Global Justice Now, Fossil Free Greater Manchester, Steady State Manchester. We’re not … Continue reading

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“What is to be done?” An oracle speaks #Manchester #climate #movementbuilding

First off; why on earth read this?  What credentials do I have to mouth off about successful movement-building?  There was a moment 6 years ago (Call to Real Action), but you can’t dine out on that stuff forever, you know. … Continue reading

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Predictions about the #climate rally in #Manchester today

As a trainee (social) scientist, I’m gonna make some predictions about the climate rally today. Based on my theories that the climate movement is an exemplar of the Smugosphere – that place where we do things because we can and … Continue reading

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Explaining #climate change in a #Manchester pub – of duvets, sailing ships and coal

Last night I got to do a ten minute “what is my research about” spiel at “PhD in the Pub.” It was followed by a slightly-less-than-20-minute q and a session (because I ‘donated’ some time from that to having folks … Continue reading

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#idebate ? #idespair as #Manchester “future politics” event puts #climate in #memoryhole

#iblame the parents. And the journalists. And, maybe just a bit – the kids. For what, you ask? For their utter (almost wilful) blindness to the numbers that matter. The numbers are not the turn-out at the Manchester Central bye-election … Continue reading

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“Plans are useless, planning indispensable” – pre-emptive mea culpa on #Manchester Climate Monthly’s missed targets

What Dwight (Eisenhower, that is) said. My other favourite quote – I think from von Clausewitz – is “no battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” Well, MCFly has been dishing it out – and then some – to organisations … Continue reading

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