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John Englart (Takver)
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Melbourne based Web content editor, Science journalist, photojournalist
Melbourne based Web content editor, Science journalist, photojournalist

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Cyclone Debbie isn’t the embodiment of climate change. But it is occurring in a climate changed world. The cyclone is forecast to cross Australia's Central Queensland coast on Tuesday morning as a Category 4 Severe tropical cyclone. It will bring destructive winds greater than 200km per hour plus a storm surge with a king tide innundating low lying coastal properties, and torrential rain causing flooding. It is also cooling sections of the Great Barrier Reef reducing coral bleaching from an extensive and long lasting marine heatwave.
http://nofibs.com.au/coral-climate-change-storm-surges-and-cyclonedebbie-takvera/

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie forecast to cross Central Queensland coast on Tuesday morning as a Category 4 Severe tropical cyclone. It will bring destructive winds greater than 200km per hour plus a storm surge with a king tide innundating low lying coastal properties, and torrential rain causing flooding. It is also cooling sections of the Great Barrier Reef reducing coral bleaching from the marine heatwave.

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Victoria community wins a permanent ban on fracking and moratorium to 2020 on conventional onshore gas exploration

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VRET is already creating a boost to regional renewable jobs with extra wind tower manufacturing capacity at Keppel Prince Engineering in Portland in South-west Victoria

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There are 4 large brown coal fired power stations in the LaTrobe Valley. One of them, Hazelwood, is at last about to close at the end of March. Good to see there is a $266 million Victorian government transition package which includes worker transition plus support for the community. We are all making a transition to a zero carbon economy and coal workers and their communities need to be especially assisted in this transition.

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Solar feed-in to double from 5 cents/kWhr to 11.3cents/kWhr for Victorian solar owners on the minimum rate. This will likely affect 130,000 electricity customers. This rate takes in the environmental benefit of solarPV as a result of changes by the Andrews Labor government

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Looks like community energy for transitioning to zero carbon emissions is the watch word in Melbourne today

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Great Barrier Reef facing back to back coral bleaching event from elevated sea surface temperatures with marine heatwave
http://takvera.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/great-barrier-reef-facing-back-to-back.html

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Great Barrier Reef facing disaster scenario of back to back marine heatwave causing coral bleaching and coral mortality

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Whether it is in national opinion polling by Essential Vision or surveying Victorians, most Australians are well ahead of our politicians when it comes to climate action.
http://takvera.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/public-opinion-polls-australians-want.html
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