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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Antarctic ‘time bomb’ waiting to go off

NASA warned Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier could collapse within decades and “sink cities” after the discovery of a 300-metre doomsday cavity lurking below the ice block.

news.com.au

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The Green New Deal Just Speeds Up The Current Green Wave. Case In Point: Solar-Plus-Storage

The Green New Deal will hit some roadblocks. But its overarching theme is that USA should go totally green by 2030 to avert the irreversible effects of climate change, progress despite…

more at Forbes

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Black coal plants push Australian wholesale energy prices to record highs | RenewEconomy

Not looking good for coal already. At least they realise it will be more trouble than it’s worth to game the market above $5,000/MWh. If only COALition could see beyond the end of its nose that they need to help, and stop hindering, investment in renewables, storage and electric vehicles.

more at Renew Economy

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COALition “ditches” big stick energy bill, confusion over underwriting deal | RenewEconomy

Hallelujah, triggered by Greens mod to bill to exclude any generator with emissions more than 620/kWh, which would have meant a second loss of control for COALition. So another piece of no government until after election.

more at Renew Economy

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Climate Emergency and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

About a report based on many other reports about all aspects of Climate Emergency useful update broad perspective.

The Guardian

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Climate emergency future by Australian corporations – Hack – triplej

What a worry, climate emergency disruptions to business as usual expressed by big corporates. Conspicuously absent, vulnerable to sea level rise and storms, are our desalination plants protected? Must we keep up annual payments if they’re out of action?

triplej hacks

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Sydney storm: Western Sydney to be hit by worst of storm

Biggest insurance payouts are not for massive bush fires because they happen in places with not much private property. Biggest payout in recent times was when Sydney was hut with hail the size of golf balls. Biggest payout ever, for reinsurance companies, who place Australia in South Asia Pacific, was the earthquake in Christchurch NZ. This caused premium increases here.

Sydney Morning Herald

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Climate Emergency future according to Australian corporations

Amongst bad news predictions silver lining opportunities like “Climate-related developments may create an opportunity by increasing demand for CSL’s existing products”

https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/the-climate-change-future-according-to-australian-corporations/10786330

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UK 38% CO2 emissions reduction

UK has reduced its CO2 emissions since 1990 faster and deeper than any other major developed nation. That’s a remarkable achievement. But what are the reasons behind this 38% reduction?

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Australia’s silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Australia sided with big oil, our buddy USA of course but also Russia

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/10/australias-silence-during-climate-change-debate-shocks-cop24-delegates?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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