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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James Hansen’s legacy: Scientists reflect on climate change in 1988, 2018, and 2048 | Grist

It’s now 30 years since James Hansen was in front of US Senate with convincing explanation about big risk from lack of action about global warming. How crazy is it that 87% of general population want action but politicians still not convinced.

https://grist.org/article/james-hansens-legacy-scientists-reflect-on-climate-change-in-1988-2018-and-2048/

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Climate Code Red: What goes up must come down: It’s time for a carbon drawdown budget

There is no carbon budget for 1.5°C, which means that to achieve this outcome, from now on every tonne of emissions must be matched by a tonne of drawdown of atmospheric carbon.
From high altitude reflecting aerosols, temporary cooling is estimated at 0.7°C, so global warming is likely to accelerate in the next few decades if the cooling influence of human-generated aerosols declines. When this is taken into account, the implied warming for the current level of greenhouse gases is more than 2°C.

http://www.climatecodered.org/2018/05/what-goes-up-must-come-down-its-time.html?m=1

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Greenland villagers evacuated after iceberg comes to town

While the couple is studying Greenland, he said that “the real concern is in Antarctica, where everything is so big the stakes are much higher.”

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/greenland-villagers-evacuated-after-iceberg-comes-to-town-20180715-p4zrkn.html

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Tesla big battery powerless to stop S.A. price gouging : RenewEconomy

And ACCC boss remarks that price gouging by big incumbents is legit!

https://reneweconomy.com.au/tesla-big-battery-powerless-to-stop-s-a-price-gouging-14476/

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Meanwhile, California slashes emissions to below 1990 levels : RenewEconomy

As Australian emissions continue to increase, along with big carbon from land clearing 400,000 ha/year and ERF failure.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/meanwhile-california-slashes-emissions-1990-levels-68512/

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Berlin buyers exhaust EV cargo bike funding in just one day : RenewEconomy

Any chance “the clever country”(or State or Shire) can do something like this?

https://reneweconomy.com.au/berlin-buyers-exhaust-ev-cargo-bike-funding-in-just-one-day-96857/

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“Costa Rica Becomes the First Nation to Ban Fossil Fuels”

A glimmer of hope here. https://medium.com/@inkind/costa-rica-becomes-the-first-nation-to-ban-fossil-fuels-a180691daae4

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Australia deemed a world laggard in energy efficiency | afr.com

https://www.afr.com/business/energy/australia-deemed-a-world-laggard-in-energy-efficiency-20180626-h11vpo

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This heatwave is just the start. Britain has to adapt to climate change, fast

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/06/britain-heatwave-worse-to-come-water-climate-change?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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Donald Trump UK visit: US president is ‘putting British national security at risk’, say over 100 top climate scientists | The Independent

Does our government think that big time spending on military hardware will take care of our security?

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/donald-trump-uk-visit-climate-change-scientists-national-security-extreme-weather-sea-level-rise-a8437506.html

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