Tag Archives: ecological modernisation

Book Review: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein

This excellent book review is re-posted with permission from the site of a PhD student colleague.  His site has many other posts as insightful as this one below… January 12, 2015 by Falsum A passage in Naomi Klein’s new climate … Continue reading

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Event Report: “Groaning the City” #citycons #Manchester

Marc Hudson attends (1) a redemption ritual for corporate “environmentalists” and finds himself musing about ecological modernisation, prostitutes and the #deliciousambiguity of the ‘cons’ in #citycons… There were 130 (2) or so of us, sat in rows, listening to the … Continue reading

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Youtube: Vandana Shiva on Rio +20, “Green Economy” GM food etc

Not ’bout Manchester, but the bigger picture… Indian eco-feminist and activist Vandana Shiva gets her points across well in this four minute video.

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Event Report: “Going for Growth – stimulating sustainable local regeneration” #gfg12

In a day full of words and assertions, the single most important question was not asked until fifteen minutes after the scheduled end-time. Half the delegates had already left. They missed nothing, however, because neither of the panelists, nor indeed … Continue reading

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Event Report: Manchester Day Parade, or “The Sky Has Limits” #mcrday

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson searches the Manchester Day Parade for mention of climate change, vainly. And tacks a little gratuitious pop anthropology on the end. Why? For the lulz. Who today speaks of climate change? Nobody, it seems. I’ve read … Continue reading

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Newsflash: MMUving on up – ManMet up in Green League Table

Manchester Metropolitan University has moved up 7 places in a “Green Universities” League Table” released today. The Green League Table, run by People and Planet, “the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and … Continue reading

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Event Report: #Manchester #madf or a digital future. A green one? Not so much.

Attention Conservation Notice: This is an account of a two hour ‘debate’ about Manchester’s digital future. Nobody brought up climate change as an Issue. A panel consisting of Dave Carter (Manchester Digital Development Agency), Dave Mee (Madlab) Tim Roberts (I-Com) … Continue reading

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