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John Englart (Takver)
Works at Nofibs.com.au
Attended Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
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Will Queensland get another coal power station or one producing power from solar and wind? 
In the 2015 Australian budget $5 billion was put aside for a northern development fund. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called on Business leaders in Queensland's north to develop a plan for a power station that could be considered for funding under this new fund. The Federal Government would like to ...
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Latest paper by Prof Naomi Oreskes and colleagues builds a case against the major fossil fuel carbon polluters failing in their corporate and social responsibilities with climate change.
The world is moving rapidly on withdrawing the social licence of carbon polluters. As the impacts of climate change become clearer and the urgency for rapid action impresses itself on the public psyche in the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, the major carbon polluters will ...
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I hadn't really come across this renewable energy technology before: using ocean temperature differentials for power and desalination, but Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion has been an idea since Jules Verne and 'Twenty thousands Leagues Under the Sea'. Now we need to bring the idea firmly to fruition.
One of the more interesting items in the Marshall Islands INDC announcement of climate targets in the leadup to the Paris 2015 COP21 climate conference, is the nation's interest in developing and hosting Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology as part of it's strategy for reducing ...
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Republic of the Marshall Islands became the 48th nation to submit it's INDC post 2020 climate targets to the United Nations
The small island nation of the Republic of the Marshall Islands submitted it's climate target on 21st July 2015. It is the first small island state to set an emissions reduction target for 2025, and the first developing country to adopt the simpler and more robust absolute economy-wide target ...
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Next month will be the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans. This was a story promoted as a feature at Melbourne Indymedia at the time. It still resonates in terms of climate and extreme weather disaster response and preparedness and questioning subjugation of civil society to market economics. Original Article by Eli Greig.
This article by Eli Greig, published on Melbourne Indymedia on Hurricane Katrina, was promoted as a story feature on the front page. I was an editor at Melbourne Indymedia at the time, although the decision to promote would have been a collective one. Although it doesn't mention climate change ...
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New Zealand hasn't improved it's target at all. Lack of climate ambition under a conservative government a slap in the face to Pacific island neighbours and the world.
Green fields north of Rotorua and the cooling tower of Ohaaki Geothermal power station in the middle distance. Photo: John Englart New Zealand has released it's post 2020 climate targets, but already they are being heavily criticised by civil society and scientists as far too low, even given the ...
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current global hotspots
This map shows the global temperature anomalies for July 2, 2015. You can clearly see the hotspots over the Pacific Northwest of Canada and USA, Greenland, Europe, the Central Asian republics and the Chukchi Peninsula and parts of far eastern Siberia. There are cold spots too: parts of Alaska, ...
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While Prime Minister Abbott wages a war on renewables, the Australian public think the Federal Government is not doing nearly enough for renewables over coal according to public opinion polls.
It should come as no surprise that the Australian public enormously favours development of renewables. This is seen not only in public opinion polling on the issue, but also the rapid take up of roof top solar presently on 1.4 million Australian homes. Recent opinion polling (21 July, ...
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A remote ecosystem is about to be invaded and forever changed, which will probably result in species extinctions. The ecosystem and it's delicate life forms will be a casualty of climate change. But it is remote and well hidden from view from all but the cameras on a few submersibles piloted remotely by scientists.
https://theconversation.com/the-march-of-the-king-crabs-a-warning-from-antarctica-43062
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More on this: I wrote about the invasion of the King Crabs in March 2013. http://takvera.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/antarctic-peninsula-summer-melt-season.html#kingcrabs
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My take on the latest research on climate change being an important factor in sharp decline in bumble bee population and range. I last visited this issue in 2011. 
Bumblebee populations in North America and in Europe are in steep decline and shrinking their ranges due to human caused climate change says new research. The study was conducted across two continents based on over 110 years of data and observations. This has enormous implications for ...
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Economist Stiglitz puts forward Global Carbon pricing and cross-border carbon tax for recalcitrant nations such as Australia, as one measure that could be implemented as carbon trading falters and voluntary targets remain insufficient to meet 2 degree C target.
Nobel award winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has raised the prospect of a global carbon tax lead by a 'coalition of the willing', with cross border taxes on goods from non-participating countries, as one strong measure to transition the planet to low emissions and fight climate change.
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How do we detox the sky?  Soon enough?
How do we detox the sea?  Soon enough?
How do we detox the Earth? Soon enough.
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Preliminary risk attribution of European heatwave finds link with climate change virtually certain
Preliminary climate attribution analysis done by a team of international scientists makes it clear that it is virtually certain that climate change increased the likelihood of the July 2015 European heatwave subjecting much of central Europe to elevated temperatures.
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Website developer, citizen journalist
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html, css, journalism, science journalism, editorial, writing, social media
Employment
  • 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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