About GroundSwell Bass Coast

Escalator500We’re a community group concerned with understanding the many dimensions of climate change, located 120km SE of Melbourne. We meet at San Remo pub, at 7.30PM on alternate Tuesdays, everybody welcome. Please click Climate Emergency Petition to help make climate a big election issue.

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The market has spoken: Coal is dying

Trump’s vow to rip up environmental rules has been overwhelmed by an even more powerful force: the free market. Coal just can’t keep up with dirt-cheap natural gas and increasingly affordable renewables.

Economics have been front and center in this transition,” Good said. “Low-cost natural gas, the declining cost of renewables, and, frankly, low interest rates, have been an important part of how we are able to invest and retire plants.”

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Australia ‘on brink’ of ‘apocalyptic’ weather |

A must read alarming story

Daily Mercury

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I never thought I’d see the Australian rainforest burning. What will it take for us to wake up to the climate crisis?

Indeed, what will it take? Would the hard right back down if his excellency Archbishop Pell changed his mind?

TheGuardian

Oceans will warm up to the point where the Hydrated Methane will erupt out of the water and catch fire.

At the rate of deforestation there will be very few trees to have a forest fire as there will only be “ribbons of green” running down both sides of the road for the wild animals to wander along in amongst the empty beer bottles and plastic drink bottles along the the huge acres of cereals all for export.

Open cut coal mines pockmarking the land…

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Adani Group puts in last-minute bid for Indian Navy’s Rs 45,000-crore submarine project

Sounds like perfect alternative to French submarine, not nuclear, not hybrid diesel but coal fired submarine. Can we get The Fixer Christopher Pyne back? Who else could Fix coal fired sub!

EconomicTimesIndia

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Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns

The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope,” she told the UN human rights council in Geneva.

“The economies of all nations, the institutional, political, social and cultural fabric of every state, and the rights of all your people, and future generations, will be impacted” by climate change, she warned.

theguardian

James Lovelock has been warning that, because of our complacencu, we will all see devastation and dysfunction worse than consequences of war.

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Shoppers warned to brace for higher food prices as Murray-Darling Basin faces increasing dry – Politics

Food price hikes likely after dry Murray Darling Basin forecast

ABCnews

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Why electric vehicles could kill the market for household batteries

…home batteries, expected to total in the region of 150,000 units by 2024. At around 10kWh per unit (a generous estimate), that equates to around 1.5 gigawatt hours of storage.

Forecasts for EVs, on the other hand, predict around 100,000 vehicles a year being bought by 2024 (possibly more), and with an average battery size of at least 40kWh, that will bring in some 4GWh of storage each year.

RenewEconomy

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Solar and giant “water battery” to slash University’s grid consumption by 40%

On hot days, conventional air exchange aircon is not so efficient, very hungry over 45degC. So here’s another kind of storage, chilled water cool bank.

onestepoffthegrid

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Australian tech company Atlassian urges business to support climate strikes

How good is this?

theguardian

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Drought deepens as ‘very dry winter’ combines with record heat

Nothing to add here, please read original.

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