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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Murdoch media, Nine Entertainment, mining lobby, busted for record bullartistry, go into hiding – Michael West

The Minerals Council of Australia, a foreign-controlled mining lobby, has duped Australia’s major media in an $80bn PR scam
— Read on www.michaelwest.com.au/murdoch-media-nine-entertainment-mining-lobby-busted-for-record-bullartistry-go-into-hiding/

So is anybody keeping the bastards honest in Australia?

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‘A good bet?’: Gas firms grilled on growth as world decarbonises

Australia’s big oil and gas companies are facing more forceful questions from investors about the merits of multibillion-dollar expansion projects.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/business/companies/a-good-bet-gas-firms-grilled-on-growth-as-world-decarbonises-20210616-p581iz.html

The longer the delay, the steeper the decline, we risk diving to zero energy consumption, with nowhere near adequate preparation. We’re like addicts headed for mass cold turkey.

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Sand clogs up Australia’s only operating carbon capture project | RenewEconomy

Sand clogs up Australia’s only operating carbon capture project | RenewEconomy
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/reneweconomy.com.au/sand-clogs-up-australias-only-operating-carbon-capture-project/amp/

LNP chaps so proud, claiming this is the biggest CCS project in the world. In other references, Chevron only offered to show off this technology for 40% of output, now 5 years late and way over budget, going even further backwards.

Gorgon project on Barrow Island is WA’s second-highest emitting project, estimated to put out almost 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year at full production, second only to its Wheatstone operation.” How good is that for claimed world’s biggest CCS project success?

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The legacy of Andrei Sakharov and the state of Russian science today

Thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union,
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/the-legacy-of-andrei-sakharov-and-the-state-of-russian-science/13384068

Thirty years since collapse of Soviet Union, quoting Andrew Sakharov in protection of human rights, and current Russian scientists, they need to feel personal freedom, essential to be able to tell truth on which science depends. If State presumes to control truth, it will lose all benefits of science.(please note LNP)

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The frontline of koala conservation

The koala is listed as one step below endangered so why aren’t we saving them? The Australian Koala Foundation’s Deborah Tabart and specialist koala ecologist Dr Steve Phillips discuss all things koala: their personalities, their history and how a broken political system is pushing them to extinction.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/koala-politics/13379982

If you can’t spare full 50mins, 30 onwards tells 8Million hides exported to USA for linings(not good meat and hides don’t tan well )of great coats and big shoot 1927 15M. Then answers to ineffective biodiversity laws which might help us live happily ever
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High levels of ocean noise a possible threat to whales and dolphins

Sound propagates very easily in ocean water. It occurs due to the high density of water compared to air. A hydrophone will pick up sounds from hundreds of kilometres away. Sounds of ice breaking in Antarctica can be detected 6,000 km away off the south-west Australian coast. The acoustic environment of the ocean is used by mammals such as whales and dolphins to find each other. The impact of industrial noise on aquatic mammals and is being studied at Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology.

— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/high-levels-of-ocean-noise-a-possible-threat-to-whales-and-dolp/13384098

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The legacy of Andrei Sakharov and the state of Russian science today

100 years after his birth, Alexander Kabanov remembers his hero Andrei Sakharov and wonders where Russian scientists can now look for inspiration.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/the-legacy-of-andrei-sakharov-and-the-state-of-russian-science/13384068

Expressing pleasant surprise at Russia having developed a COVID vaccine the “when government presumes to control truth, science suffers, science cannot exist without truth”

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A call for strengthened environmental legislation

Detailed discussion about exactly why Tasmanian salmon farms are doing so much harm to other marine life, including what’s known as snot, which devours things like eggs of small fish like sardines, without which…

Despite five vertebrate extinctions in 1999, critics say proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act will weaken existing legislation.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/a-call-for-strengthened-environmental-legislation/13371866

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Solve nature and climate together or not at all

11 June, 2021 − Sink or swim as one, says science. Solve nature and climate together, or neither of the twin crises will be soluble.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/solve-nature-and-climate-together-or-not-at-all/

this is serious Mum…

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Fish supplies face rising threat from algal blooms

10 June, 2021 – Fish farms, and the protein supply of over three billion people, are at increasing risk from algal blooms.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/fish-supplies-face-rising-threat-from-algal-blooms/

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