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 Australian press gallery needs to a take a long hard look at itself

Essential read from Crikey _ After its failure to uncover the sports rorts scandal, it’s time political journalists in Australia took a long hard look at themselves.
— Read on www.crikey.com.au/2020/02/17/scott-morrison-shearer-press-gallery/

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Gerrymanders undermine American democracy – Jared Diamond – The Science Show – ABC Radio National

Serious risk USA soon a dictatorship, what is gerrymander and why is it a worry:

A party may receive most votes in a state. But district boundaries mean the less popular party receives more congressional seats.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/gerrymanders-undermine-american-democracy—jared-diamond/11988140

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Vast stores of carbon dioxide in seabeds could be released as oceans warm – The Science Show – ABC Radio National

A scary one __Carbon dioxide collects in the ocean depths near vents. It is held in place at low temperatures under high pressure. As oceans warm, there is potential for its release.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/vast-stores-of-carbon-dioxide-in-seabeds-could-be-released-as-o/11988216

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A third of plants and animals risk mass extinction

How can mainstream media pretend climate crisis is not a huge risk?

25 February, 2020 – As planetary temperatures rise, the chances of species survival lessen. Mass extinction is coming. The challenge is to measure the loss.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/a-third-of-plants-and-animals-risk-mass-extinction/

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What Minister Angus needs to do – Climate target set by IPCC requires 12 Australian coal-fired power stations to close: Parliamentary Library report

Less than 2 degree warming climate target set by IPCC requires 12 Australian coal-fired power stations to close: Parliamentary Library report – ABC News
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/amp.abc.net.au/article/10368194

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Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source, carbon-wise, than we thought

Coal, oil, and gas are responsible for much more atmospheric methane, the super-potent warming gas, than previously known.
— Read on www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/super-potent-methane-in-atmosphere-oil-gas-drilling-ice-cores/

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Climate Change Is a Threat to the Future of All Children

Time for negative growth of everything. UN FAO reports that by 2050 the world will need 60% more food and 20% more water when crop yields already dropping, soils depleted by chemical farming and droughts all around the world.

Every child on earth faces an uncertain future due to the effects of climate change
— Read on time.com/5786395/climate-change-children-threatened/

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Every child in the world is under ‘immediate threat’ from climate and poor diet, landmark study shows

“In other countries, hunger is biggest motivator to recruit child soldiers which explains things like Saudis aerial bombing of irrigation paddies in Yemen, why is this not criminal?

“It’s truly embarrassing for every Australian to be highlighted yet again as a world laggard in caring for the planet and caring for our “It’s truly embarrassing for every Australian to be highlighted yet again as a world laggard in caring for the planet and caring for our population,” she said.
— Read on http://www.sbs.com.au/news/every-child-in-the-world-is-under-immediate-threat-from-climate-and-poor-diet-landmark-study-shows

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QBE warns of climate risk after $300m hit to revenue from extreme weather events

Need to make sure Government doesn’t do taxpayer handout subsidies to premiums, as happens in USA for poor little rich kids with beach front villas in Florida

QBE chief warns that severe weather may force premiums to price out customers for certain types of insurance in Australia and around the world.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/qbe-warns-of-climate-risk-as-300m-hit-to-revenue-alongside-unusual-weather-20200217-p541e3.html

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Why immediately revoking coal mining permits could be better for global economy

Oxford University research argues for immediate closure of world’s brown coal mines with new analysis suggesting they’re a net drain on the global economy.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/why-immediately-revoking-coal-mining-permits-could-be-better-for-global-economy-78141/

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