Category Archives: Unsolicited advice

The proposed format of “What Next for Climate Action in Manchester?” Thurs 23 May – comments sought.

Next Thursday, 23rd May there’s an exciting and potentially extremely useful meeting in Manchester. Held at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St (behind the Central Library) it’s called “What Next for Climate Action in Manchester?” and will have five … Continue reading

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“One big union”? Co-ordinating, collaborating on #climate in #Manchester – 2008 document worth revisiting?

So, ten years ago there was a similar wave of environmental climate/activism.  This wave is different (for one thing, we have Fridays for Future, Youth Climate Strikers and David Attenborough).  However, some of the dynamics, and the questions about how … Continue reading

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A month from now – momentum, morale, recuperation (in the good sense!) in #Manchester

Was it really Friday the 14th of June, 2019.  Has it really only been two months since the Extinction Rebellion actions in London forced climate breakdown into the minds and mouths of those who would prefer to ignore it?  Two … Continue reading

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Global warming, local swarming; or “Does this clown EVER shut up?” #oldfartclimateadvice

In a recent blog post that seems to have provoked at least one four-letter response, I promised to give yet more unsolicited advice, on how I would design and execute “a meeting for 200 people that involved new people, old … Continue reading

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Meet is murder: “Where do we meet?” is not the only question #oldfartclimateadvice #potemkinclusivity #shoddyneologisms

Tl:dr  blog post about how getting the venue, design and delivery of a meeting right is if not a distraction, then only a very small part of movement-building. We need to de-centre ourselves and see ourselves as a (small) part … Continue reading

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The moment of maximum danger – What next for #ExtinctionRebellion in #Manchester? #unsolicitedadvice #oldfartclimateadvice

More and more talk of climate change in the papers, on the news. New documentaries that cut through the public’s lack of awareness. Soothing words come from the politicians, but the Prime Minister has become a weakened figure, everyone counting … Continue reading

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Summer is coming: 6 ways to maintain momentum & morale after the May #Climate Strike. #Manchester #oldfartclimateadvice

Some thoughts on what the climate strikers and their allies and supporters could do to sustain morale and momentum after the  May strike On Friday May 24th the next climate strikes happen around the UK, and presumably the world too. There’s … Continue reading

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