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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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Event Report: Ecology as the Opium of the People

MCFly co-editor Marc Hudson attends a meeting with muscle relaxants mentioned in the title, but comes away neither relaxed or impressed. Wrap your thinking gear around this quote from the eco-thriller “Zdt”  Wrong. Nature in the Middle Ages was a … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about Ecological Modernisation but were afraid to ask

1. What is Ecological Modernisation? According to wikipedia, font of all reliable information, Ecological Modernisation (EM) is “an optimistic, reform-oriented school of environmental social science that has gained increasing attention among scholars and policymakers in the last several decades in … Continue reading

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“Let’s get to (EN)Works”

The environmental businesses support organisation Enworks talks to MCFly co-editor Arwa Aburawa about its success, its struggles, and why now is the (cheapest) time for businesses to take action on environmental issues. Now in its tenth year, Enworks has been … Continue reading

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