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I'll be attending the #Paris2015  climate talks as a community blogger from Australia. It seems Australia is top rated as one of the nasty lagard countries going into these climate talks, with Canada not far behind, according to Australian Nobel Laureate for Medicine Prof Peter Doherty #Australia #COP21
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/25/australia-public-enemy-number-one-of-un-climate-talks-says-nobel-laureate
Peter Doherty, Nobel laureate of medicine, says a clear message has emerged at an international symposium of experts in climate, economics and business
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As long as everybody else keeps buying Australia's coal, everybody else is just as much to blame.
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Rooftop solar PV installation is steadily increasing even with low feed in tariff of 8 cents per KWh. Currently at 12MW, Moreland Council have set a community goal of 21,200 solar PV roofs by 2020 generating 42.4MW
This article was originally published at Climate Action Moreland. Moreland City Council has just installed an extra 100kW of solar PV panels - 390 new panels in all - on the Coburg Civic Centre roof. This adds to the existing 9kW system that was already functioning.
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As US steps up climate action, Australia going in exact opposite direction...backwards, with support to Bjorn Lomborg
This sweet deal for statistician and climate contrarian Bjorn Limborg is likely to really piss off Australian climate scientists. With one fell swoop the Government has alienated climate scientists, and probably a heavy proportion of other academics and the general public.
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The Abbott Government has established an Inquiry into the Register of Environment organisations looking to review the definition and tighten the rules on tax exemption status to try to eliminate the charity status of grassroots activist a groups like FoE.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians each year volunteer with or donate to environment not-for-profit organisations like Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Wilderness Society, to name just a few. Now it seems the Federal Government is stepping up it's attack on these organisations through ...
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First published at nofibs.com.au. The Port Augusta community have called for South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill to step up to help fund construction of a solar thermal power station. The call from Repower Port Augusta comes in reponse to an Alinta Energy assessment (Draft Milestone 3 ...
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My compilation of latest research on the slowing of the Gulf stream and Atlantic overturning circulation, and likely impacts.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowing much faster than expected. It seems that the 2004 Hollywood blockbuster disaster movie The Day after Tommorrow, while highly exaggerated, had the seed of scientific fact based upon the possible disruption that could occur from the slowdown or ...
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My submission on behalf of Climate Action Moreland to the Australian Government review for Australia's Post 2020 climate targets to take to #Paris2015  climate talks in December.  I don't expect these targets or the slightly more conservative Climate Change Authority targets to be adopted by our Government but it places more pressure from the community on the Australian government and it's climate denial. More than 500 submissions were made on what the Australian post 2020 targets should be. #Australia   #COP21  
http://climateactionmoreland.org/2015/04/24/climate-action-moreland-advocates-strong-science-based-post-2020-climate-targets/
Climate Action Moreland advocates Australia should go back to the climate science on what we should do in terms of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to take to the Paris UNFCCC climate nego...
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The Greens are most aligned with these measures, the Labor party is somewhat sympathetic and would probably support the Climate Change Authority targets, while the Liberal and National parties have continued with only paying lipservice to taking climate action and supporting only low and un-ambitous targets.
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A stark contrast to Australia at the moment with 'coal for prosperity' Tony Abbott in charge
With Earth Day coming up this Wednesday on April 22 President Barack Obama has released a video saying that climate change can no longer be denied or ignored. He will deliver a speech at the Florida Everglades on Wednesday that will reinforce this message of the threat that climate change poses ...
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Closing Hazelwood and Anglesea back on the political agenda...but the Labor Government remains silent on emissions regulation or shutdown
Over 200 people rallied at lunchtime on the steps of the Victorian Parliament house to kickstart a campaign (again) to shut down Hazelwood and Anglesea coal fired power stations. I was there and wrote an original article for nofibs.com.au. Greens MLA Ellen Sandell made a statement to parliament ...
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Highly Interesting account of early history of Friends of the Earth Australia in the 1970s, although with a strong Melbourne-centric bias.
 
Founding Friends of the Earth Australia: the Early Years
Founding Friends of the Earth Australia: the Early Years Peter Hayes March 6, 2015 This essay aims to document the early history of the radical green movement in Australia, with particular reference to Friends of the Earth Australia or FOE-A.  FOE-A has pro...
Founding Friends of the Earth Australia: the Early Years Peter Hayes March 6, 2015 This essay aims to document the early history of the radical green movement in Australia, with particular reference to Friends of the...
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A slow down in the Atlantic overturning circulation affects ocean currents and ocean heat and oxygen transfer globally. It will affect global weather, even if you are on the opposite side of the globe.
Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowing much faster than expected. It seems that the 2004 Hollywood blockbuster disaster movie The Day after Tommorrow, while highly exaggerated, had the seed of scientific fact based upon the possible disruption that could occur from the slowdown or ...
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Temperature rise to accelerate in near term: We need to mitigate for the medium and long term and adapt for the short term.
The latest research published in Nature Climate Change based on CMIP5 climate modelling, argues that we are likely to see rapid rates of temperature rise in the near term of the next 40 year period that is unprecedented in the last 2000 years. The rate of temperature increase is likely to rise ...
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  • Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
    Web Assistant, 2008 - present
  • Climate IMC
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2005 - present
  • Melbourne Indymedia
    Volunteer Editor, Journalist, 2003 - present
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Melbourne based Web content editor, Science journalist, photojournalist
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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.

member of environmental NGOs and community groups for 30 years in Australia, currently living in Melbourne. A Citizen journalist for the Indymedia network in Australia and worldwide. I am an editor and contributor with Australia Indymedia. Climate Indymedia and the global features collective. 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