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Climate Art Project in #Manchester – Deadline 14 March!!

Do you live in Manchester and want to bring people and ideas together? Becoming an Art Agent is an opportunity for you to imagine a better future for people in Manchester, to make something happen and to do it your … Continue reading

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Feeding the trolls – of XR, ad hominem abuse and the Kool Aid

So, as I predicted, and feared, the blog post I wrote about the atrocity of Extinction Rebelllion “strategy” “tour” was ignored in its content and instead drew the predictable ire of people who are desperate to believe that they, after … Continue reading

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The month ahead, internationally, national and locally for #climate

Manchester Climate Monthly is largely in hibernation, but like a grizzling and grisy, grizzly bear it will occasionally poke its head out of its mancave.  It did so yesterday to point out that the recent Climate Emergency UK report about … Continue reading

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New paper – MCFly (2021) ““Eco-Socialism Without Guarantees” Journal of Studies, Vol 1, 1

“Eco-Socialism Without Guarantees” Dr M. MCFly (independent scholar) Abstract: We’re toast. That has been clear for quite some time. Who gets to count as “we” is of course of for debate, and how the toast-i-ness came to be “a thing” … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council forced to admit no progress on “journey” to low carbon asphalt (more to follow)

Manchester City Council’s Highways Department has been forced to admit, again, it is not doing anything about switching to low-carbon asphalt. In response to a request for more complete information the Council has conceded, in response to the question “What … Continue reading

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Failed #Manchester #climate “Agency” sneaks out report about massive carbon budget blowout.

The Manchester Climate Change “Agency” – a formidably expensive figleaf for Manchester City Council that isn’t even an agency (1) – has chosen to wait until after COP26 to release a deeply embarrassing report that reveals that the city is … Continue reading

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XR block 13 Amazon distribution sites, including #Manchester

From an email – BREAKING NEWS: XR has blocked 13 of Amazon’s biggest fulfilment centres around the UK, as well as some in the Netherlands and Germany, in a Black Friday action. We’re taking a stand against one of the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council caught lying about “carbon literacy” status of comms team.

Manchester City Council has been forced to do admit that it released “inaccurate” information about the carbon literacy status of its communications staff. The shocking admission comes after Manchester Climate Monthly requested an internal review of an earlier response to … Continue reading

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Where are the #climate groups now? Or “Manchester Activist Scene Tedious And Banal ‘All Together’ Exhortations”

Two and a half years ago – at what I suspected at the time was the height of the climate issue (1) – I wrote a piece called A bluffer’s guide to #Manchester environment & #climate organisations, old and new. … Continue reading

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Who you gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?

If people won’t even tell the truth about their own actions, why should we trust their analysis of others’? Or their trustworthiness, competence etc? Serious question. And silence is complicity, btw.

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