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John Englart (Takver)
Works at Nofibs.com.au
Attended Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
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Australia applies to the UNFCCC to use Kyoto Protocol  credits from 1st period (2008-2012) to carryover to meet it's 2020 target, after supporting COP21 decision to encourage countries to write these credits off.
The latest analysis from Reputex energy consultancy shows that Australia will not meet our 2020 emissions reduction target, except by using carry over credits from the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period (2008-2012). Reputex highlights that the Government's own figures indicate Australia will ...
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Coal is in structural decline. It needs to be if we are to keep well below 2 degrees C of warming.
Coal production and the seaborne coal market are all suffering as renewables ramp up and coal-fired power is reassessed due to pollution, health and greenhouse gas emission concerns. Coal prices for Newcastle thermal coal is just above US$56 per metric ton. Major coal markets in India and China ...
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Record dry weather drought has Victorian farmers in Australia calling for water pipelines from a community bore to save their region from climate change

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/21/victorian-farmers-call-for-pipelines-to-save-their-region-from-climate-change victoria state australian warming
Record dry weather in the usually wet farming regions of south-west Victoria forces farmers to queue for water and leads to push for future-proofing
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Speeches at laying of the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in India on 25 January. Intro by Indian Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, speeches by President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 121 nations are part of this solar research and development initiative which was jointly announced at the start of #COP21  in Paris on November 30. France has committed €300 million to developing solar energy over the next five years in order to finance the initial projects. The accompanying announcement from Government of India: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=135794
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France: Evictions of farmers ordered by court in Nantes #NDDL  new airport construction. This project has a long history of opposition, including for limiting green house gas emissions and climate change.
On Monday a judge of the Supreme Court in Nantes announced the verdict to evict the historical inhabitants of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL) area where a new airport is slated to be built by the French State. This new airport would be located 30km north of Nantes and constructed by ...
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I have been following the #NDDL new airport issue in France and lend my solidarity to the campaign by farmers, environmentalists and climate activists. A Nantes judge has just handed down evictions orders.
On Monday a judge of the Supreme Court in Nantes announced the verdict to evict the historical inhabitants of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes (NDDL) area where a new airport is slated to be built by the French State. This new airport would be located 30km north of Nantes and constructed by ...
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With all that was going on, I missed these sessions at #COP21  but Baba Brinkman does a wonderful job paraphrasing climate issues into rap.
When a global carbon tax is promoted in a rap song, isn't it time to listen? "Baba" Brinkman is a Canadian rapper and playwright best known for recordings and performances that combine hip hop music with literature, theatre, and science. He draws upon literature and science for his inspiration.
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Got to be kidding: New opencast #coal   mine proposed for New Zealand's north island. Greenpeace NZ responds
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/76102290/companys-coal-mine-plan-angers-greenpeace-nz
Developing coal reserves goes against NZ's emissions targets, Greenpeace claims.
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As Vietnam has the world's 3rd largest coal power station construction program this announcement is of major significance and suggestive of the influence of the #COP21   #Parisagreement   #Vietnam   #coal  
In the wake of the Paris agreement, Vietnam has announced a review of all it's new coal plants in the planning pipeline and under contruction. Vietnam is currently the third largest builder of coal plants in the world. In a statement (vn) released on 19th January, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen ...
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13 British climate activists found guilty, face prison sentences, for Heathrow runway civil disobedience occupation protesting broken promise by David Cameron on no airport expansion at Heathrow. Their legal argument was based on the necessity defence of preventing a far greater harm due to climate change.  #Heathrow13  
Guilty verdicts have been handed down against 13 climate activists protesting against the expansion of Heathrow airport in the UK. The Heathrow13 were on trial for climate change direct action civil disobedience occupying a runway of Heathrow airport in July 2015.
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More climate civil disobedience direct action. #Heathrow13   activists were convicted and each faces up to 3 months in prison
Guilty verdicts have been handed down against 13 climate activists protesting against the expansion of Heathrow airport in the UK. The Heathrow13 were on trial for occupying a runway of Heathrow airport in July 2015. On the same day in France a judge of the Supreme Court in Nantes handed down an ...
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In last 18 years the ocean heat uptake doubled from the previous 135 years of heat uptake. Global warming hiatus? you have got to be kidding. Global warming never stopped! Atmospheric temps just plateaued a little due to decadal length oceanic based cycles. Rapid warming of sea surface temperatures such as in the Western Indian ocean are already reducing primary productivity - plankton growth - by 20 per cent with a knockon effect on the food chain, ie fisheries.
The ocean heat uptake has doubled since 1997 resulting in warmer surface layers of the oceans, as well as increasing ocean warming at greater depths. One of the symptoms of this can be seen in the rapid warming of the Indian Ocean. This ocean has the largest warming trend in sea surface ...
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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. A Citizen journalist for the Indymedia network in Australia and worldwide. I am 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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