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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Very heavy rain bouts are on the way

Inspecting much of meteorology data from around the world, it’s increasingly certain that cloudburst type rainstorms can do a lot of damage. Neither storm water drains nor sewage plants nor roaf nor bridges can cope. Project work should not be delayed until damage is done. Major above ground diversion channels need to be planned and executed.

ClimateNewsNetwork

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Political rage should be treated like PTSD

Hyperlink goes to full story about polarisation. To make progress, how about we try to resolve conflict, between people divided, for and against, climate emergency?

The real nightmare of Brexit was the prospect that any outcome would leave Remainers and Leavers alike feeling betrayed and stabbed in the back.

The term they use is Continuous Traumatic Stress (CTS). It’s what you call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when there’s nothing ‘post’ about it, and the stress is instead an ongoing, daily reality.

CollectivePsychology

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UK citizens’ assembly on climate emergency announced

A citizens’ assembly is a representative group of members of the public who come together to learn about and debate issues, and come to conclusions on the best solutions. Parliament has had such assemblies before, for example to assess social care. The climate assembly will take place over a series of weekends in the autumn but the people and locations are yet to be determined.

“This isn’t a challenge for just one parliament, one political party, or one generation; to achieve net zero by 2050 we need to build cross-party and cross-generational support for the actions needed to deliver it,”

TheGuardian

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Emissions Reduction Fund review considers opening the scheme to coal-fired power stations

Invisible Melissa Price instructed Energy Regulator to form committee to evaluate extending life of coal fired power stations. She was responding to owner of Vales Point power station, bought for $1M from NSW taxpayers, then revalued at $750M if it can keep going to end of licence period. Howzat for efficiency of private enterprise?

ABC

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Cold War spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

Rate of melt much faster than in previous analysis.

ABC

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Victorian MP releases passionate official response to Malcolm Roberts re-election

Fiona Patten not holding back about return of Malcolm Roberts, One Nation, to Federal Senate. How ridiculous is that,? How much more of a laughing stock is that, on top of ScoMo, Angsty Taylor and rest of the pygmies.

SBS

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Indigenous Traditional Owners Drilled Parliament Lawns To Show Politicians What It Feels Like

How hilarious is this? Moratorium on fracking for gas in NT needs to be reinstated before fossil industry subsidies become an addiction with NT politicians. The future is renewables.

BuzzFeed

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Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

In case you think it’s not such a big deal, Greenland is bigger than whole of eastern seaboard USA.
On that day, Greenland is estimated to have lost the equivalent of 2bn tonnes of ice. Temperatures, according to the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting, were around 22C above normal.

BBC

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The World’s Most Insane Energy Project Moves Ahead

Adani news now hitting headlines as far away as Rolling Stone. How much more unpopular can COALition make us look?
Rolling Stone

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Victoria’s coal-fired power plants the least reliable in the country

It’s surely time to reduce our dependency on past use by date, unreliable coal fired power. Obviously it doesn’t make sense to rebuild with anything other than renewables and storage.
smh.com.au

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