For this week’s Friends Of The Meteor, we are republishing this article by a University of Salford academic, Neil Entwistle, whose research is in hydromorphology – the way that water interacts within its natural landscape.
Ways Forward 2022: Can we co-operate our way to climate justice?
The Ways Forward Conference 2022 in Manchester offered workshop discussions, panel sessions and plenaries around the role of co-ops in the current global climate crisis, including local action from energy to development.
Bluedot addresses the elephant in the field while keeping the music alive
Bluedot claims the festival ‘eco-crown’ not just for having a range of initiatives to cut emissions and waste, but also by offering a genuine attempt to inform, educate and influence its audience.
Urban gardeners – seizing the means of food production and loving it
With the cost-of-living crisis driving up food prices and concerns rising about the negative affects of modern agriculture on the climate and environment, more people are considering growing their own food.
Gary Roberts talks to urban gardeners in Manchester about the benefits growing your own food can bring.
Cities must cut their ‘consumption emissions’ – here’s how
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Greater Manchester woman amongst 19 people in court today for Insulate Britain protests
Insulate Britain activists are in court today. They face conviction and possible imprisonment for their direct action protests aimed at spurring the government into action to combat climate change.
Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research
New study by University of Manchester researchers suggests international shipping ‘must make a radical change in course’ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this decade to enable a path to zero emissions by 2050, and limit global heating to 1.5°C. Guest article from The Conversation.
Didsbury residents produce 30 times more aviation carbon emissions than those in Ardwick, carbon calculator estimates
Data provided by the Place Based Carbon Calculator estimates that people living in Didsbury produce more carbon emissions due to aviation than any other ward in Manchester.
Use the carbon calculator, with your postcode, to see carbon emissions estimates for your neighbourhood.
Red Rebel Brigade on the way to Cop26 perform at Manchester Piccadilly Station
Performers clad in red, symbolising blood on the hands of government due to inaction in combatting climate change, stopped over in Manchester as part of a silent art pilgrimage from Truro to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow.
Can Cop26 lead to a viable future? We ask Manchester’s post growth expert
Mark Burton is a member of the Steady State Manchester collective, which promotes the ideas of post growth as a way to achieve a viable economy, society and environment. We talk about the collective’s new book, A Viable Future, and the upcoming Cop26 summit.