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John Englart (Takver)
Works at Nofibs.com.au
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There are limits to acclimatization to extreme heat, but some climate adaptation will be needed even if we manage to limit global average temperatures to well below 2C.
Last week Kuwait and the city of Basra in Iraq sweltered in 54C heat reported Dr Jeff Masters on the Weather Underground blog. At these temperatures, a major heat hazard is posed to human health. The heat danger to human health was outlined by Steven Sherwood and Matthew Huber (2010) in the ...
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Australia: An open letter call by eminent Australians for a climate emergency elicited just 2 news articles (Thanks our ABC) and a lot of political silence during the Federal election campaign. The major parties don't want the elephant in the room actively discussed despite opinion poll after opinion poll showing Australians want greater political leadership and action. #ausvotes  
On Thursday 23rd June a host of eminent Australians called on the next Australian Government to declare a climate emergency. The call was made in an open letter published as a half page advertisement in The Age Newspaper. Yet the open letter produced just two news stories at the ABC (here and ...
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Political systems don't listen very well these days. That's why Brexit happened, and that's why the US may get President Trump.
I don't know what the Australian equivalent will be...
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Josh Frydenberg is Minister for Energy and Resources and a Liberal Party climate blocker. His Camberwell electoral campaign office was targeted today for some peaceful civil disobedient occupation. #ausvotes  
Climate activists invaded the campaign office of Energy and Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg on Burke Rd, Camberwell in Melbourne. The climate campaign organisation 350.org have listed Josh Frydenberg as a 'Climate Blocker' on their website. About fifty people turned up around 9.30 this ...
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Temperatures keep rising. How hot do you like it? Is it a climate emergency yet?
From April 2015 to May 2016 each month has been a new record for global average temperatures, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is an unprecedented series of broken global temperature records. And scientists are warning now that we are in unprecedented ...
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The Great Barrier Reef continue to feature in Australia's federal election as an election issue. But really it is only band aid promises, with Australia's poor climate targets still failing to be addressed by the Government #ausvotes  
Image: Malcolm Turnbull, Greg Hunt, Ewen Jones travelling to Magnetic Island. Photo: Greg Hunt/twitter. Article first published using storify at nofibs.com.au. A promise by the Prime Minister to divert $1 billion in Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) funding to improve reef catchment water ...
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Another example of our healthy multicultural broadly representative democracy ...

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In Australia solarPV homeowners and voters are organising in the federal election, campaigning for 100 percent renewables by 2030. Solar Citizens organised a packed meeting in the Prime Minister's Wentworth electorate.
Article originally posted at nofibs.com.au. The Prime Minister's electorate of Wentworth in Sydney played host to a Solar Citizens forum at Paddington Town Hall: the Wentworth 100 percent renewables forum. Former MP for Wentworth John Hewson turned up and gave the keynote address.
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Climate scorecards to help people #voteclimate  in Australian Federal Election
This is an abridged version focussed on climate change scorecards, of an article at nofibs.com.au detailing 39 election scorecards across multiple issues. Still undecided after several weeks of the election campaign? Are you confused on policies? Do you have a pet issue that may influence your ...
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A beautiful sad song on climate change and coral reefs by Ruth Mundy, a New Zealand singer/songwriter. #reefelection   #Ausvotes   #musicvideo  
A powerful song by singer songwriter Ruth Mundy - Love in the Time of Coral Reefs Thank you Ruth. It made me cry, and it made me angry. Human induced Ocean warming and ocean acidification have doomed coral reef ecosystems and the Great Barrier Reef. Coral bleaching will occurr every other year ...
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Australian election: A climate billboard by Environment Victoria has been taken down under the pressure of a local campaign office of the governing Liberal Party candidate, which has attracted a backlash on social media with the message going viral. #ausvotes  
The High Court has found there is an implied right of political speech in the Australian Constitution, but that doesn't stop the Liberal Party putting pressure for an inconvenient election billboard to be taken down. Environment Victoria paid for a Billboard opposite and a bit down the road from ...
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Most Australians want coral reef priotised over coal with climate action, but neither major party are really listening, just providing bandaids to a massive threat to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. #ausvotes  
79 per cent of voters who read the Sydney Morning Herald either "strongly agree" or "agree" that the health of the Great Barrier Reef should be prioritised over coal mining. Analysis of Fairfax Media's YourVote tool, which is similar to Votecompass in gauging online readers' beliefs to determine ...
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Australian political leaders carefully avoiding joining the climate dots today while visiting flood affected Tasmania during the Federal election #ausvotes  
This article was originally published at nofibs.com.au. During a tour of flood affected areas in Tasmania on Thursday 9 June, the Prime Minister was asked a question (See SMH report) relating to extreme weather events and climate change: ...
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Extreme rainfall and flood events in France and Australia produced very different climate responses from political leaders. In France Pres. Hollande used the flood event to emphasize importance of climate action, while in Australia, presently in election mode, there was climate silence from the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.
Over the last week we have seen extensive flooding around central France and southern Germany, and the impact of an East coast Low on Australia. They are different weather events but they share a certain commonality in being disasterous intensive rainfall and flood events resulting in death and ...
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But it was lovely warm weather last November to travel round France and southern UK. We enjoyed the autumn 'heatwave'. http://takvera.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/europe-diary-halloween-heat-in-uk.html
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Website developer, citizen journalist
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html, css, journalism, science journalism, editorial, writing, social media
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  • Nofibs.com.au
    Citizen Journalist, 2013 - present
  • Melbourne Polytechnic
    Web Assistant, 2008 - present
  • Melbourne Indymedia
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2003 - present
  • Climate IMC
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2005 - 2014
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Melbourne based Web content editor, Science journalist, photojournalist
Introduction
Time to leap out of the slowly boiling pot of earth's warming climate into action on climate mitigation and adaption. I don't want my children to ask why I didn't act after reading the scientific reports of climate risks. I write on the effects of human induced climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, environmental and social impacts of global warming, and climate protests from a Melbourne Citizen Journalist.

A member of environmental NGOs and community groups for 30 years in Australia, currently living in Melbourne. I have been a Citizen journalist for the Indymedia network in Australia and worldwide from 2000, as an editor and contributor with Australia Indymedia and the global features collective. Since 2013 I have contributed many stories to Margot Kingston's citizen journalism website: nofibs.com.au. (See my article archive) I also post photoessays to Flickr and videos to Youtube and edit wikipedia as user Tirin. My website is takver.com where I can be contacted through the feedback form, the most reliable way to contact me. I can also be contacted through facebook and on twitter as @takvera.

Most of my posts on climate change I archive on  my Climate Citizen blog at  takvera.blogspot.com
Education
  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
    IT (Web Development), Multimedia, 2006 - 2008
Studied here in 2006-2008. Great facilities and teachers, short walk from Preston market and railway station. On the St Georges Road bike route. Most students just come for their classes or lectures, then go, but in recent years there has been an attempt to encourage more student life and engagement. The campus has a new gym, good library facilities (and helpful librarians). The best secret is St Georges Restaurant on campus which is open at lunchtime. While perhaps not suitable for eating at everyday, it provides a nice lunch if you have an hour to spare, and it is not much more expensive than buying a roll at the cafeteria.
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