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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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French President Hollande and Philippines President Aquino ramp up the rhetoric in the Manila call for climate action on the road to a Paris climate agreement at UNFCCC climate talks in December 2015 #Philippines   #COP21  
This original story first published at Nofibs. The leaders of France and the Philippines issued an ambituous call from Manila for a global climate deal in Paris at the end of 2015. The President of France François Hollande (@fhollande) and President of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III ...
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Two severe tropical cyclones are making Australian landfall almost simultaneously: TC Marcia is expected to be a category 5 intensity when it strikes the Queensland coast between Mackay and Gladstone, and TC Lan is category 4 intensity hitting the Northern Territory to the north east of Darwin.
Double Trouble: Two severe tropical cyclones are converging on the Australian coast. Tropical Cyclone Marcia developed in the Coral Sea off the Queensland Coast. Tropical Cyclone Lam developed in the warm waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria before moving north and west.
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Want to send an Australian citizen journo to report on the UN climate talks in Paris? Here is your opportunity to help out. #Paris2015   #COP21   #ADP2015  
I announced late December 2014 my intention of attending and reporting on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference in Paris from November 30 to December 11 2015. I have been following the climate science, and climate negotiations for some 10 years now.
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I started working on this annotated bibliography in February 2014. 10 articles of this annotated bibliography were prepared for my Literature Review on Heatwaves climate Change and Melbourne as part of my subject on Academic Research in Semester 1 of 2014 (TER103) at NMIT (now Melbourne ...
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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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I chart the mean global temperature, Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, Pacific Decadal oscillation, and ENSO from 1970-2015 from monthly source data. Looks like PDO might be entering a positive phase which will accelerate decadal rate of temperature increase.
I had a go at charting the global mean temperature trend. An interesting thing to do as it gives you an insight into all those global mean temperature graphs you see. I started off with the GISS temperature anomaly dataset that goes from 1880 up to the present. The temperature anomaly data is ...
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How we manage our native forests could be critical in mitigating climate change, but it seems forestry bureacrats are still ignorant of climate science and the cost benefit of stopping old growth logging for the value of carbon sequestration. Some probing questions by Greens Senator Janet Rice at Senate Estimates. #forests  
This article was originally published at Nofibs.com.au. At Senate estimate hearings on Monday Senator Janet Rice, the Greens spokesperson for forests, asked a number of probing questions on Regional Forest Agreements. One question in particular asked about how climate change science was included ...
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Hopeful signs with negotiating text from Geneva climate negotiations on the road to #Paris2015   and #COP21  but what role will Australia play? I will be travelling to Paris to live report Australia's negotiating position. You can help by supporting my crowd funding campaign to meet some of my costs as a citizen journo.
This article was originally published at nofibs.com.au. The Geneva negotiating text provides hope for a global climate agreement in the lead up to the United Nations Paris climate negotiations in December 2015. The Paris climate talks are a significant landmark: whether the international ...
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My path through the academic and grey literature on the impacts of heatwaves on the city of Melbourne, and responding to the risks involved. #heatwave   #Australia   #Melbourne  
Abstract: The impacts of Climate change are now being felt at a regional level in cities like Melbourne. The impact of rising temperatures and increasing frequency, duration and intensity of hotspells and heatwaves on Melbourne and its urban heat island poses challenges in how to respond and ...
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A cool January for Melbourne, but mean minimum temperatures were 1.6 degrees C above average in line with the trend of warmer summer nights and minimum temperatures.
Don't be fooled by the cool January we have experienced, temperatures are warming up. Melbourne experienced it's coldest January in 10 years despite the initial couple of extreme heat days at the start of the month. Although Melbourne's average maximum temperature of 25.9 degrees was the same as ...
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Website developer, citizen journalist
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html, css, journalism, science journalism, editorial, writing
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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
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.

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