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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France’s troubled nuclear fleet a bigger problem for Europe than Russia gas | RenewEconomy

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— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/frances-troubled-nuclear-fleet-a-bigger-problem-for-europe-than-russia-gas/

2023…for French market – the highest in Europe and recently priced at more than €600/MWh – or nearly $A1,000MWh for “baseload”.

Who says nuclear is the answer? If so what’s the question?

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Lamborghini Crisis: Australia crippled by critical shortage of Lamborghinis – Michael West

Business is calling for urgent government intervention to address crippling shortages of Lamborghinis on the East Coast of Australia
— Read on michaelwest.com.au/lamborghini-crisis-australia-crippled-by-critical-shortage-of-lamborghinis/

Same for all those humongous Abrams tanks and “our” Bushmaster and Boxer battlefield vehicles. What use when government still hasn’t actually constructed the battle field!

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Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia

Gulf mangrove dieback discovery – JCU Australia
— Read on www.jcu.edu.au/news/releases/2022/july/gulf-mangrove-dieback-discovery

doesn’t this sound like evidence of tipping point? Mangroves usually capture and store more CO2 than anything else, protect against coastal erosion and nursery for all kinds of marine life. Quite a worry.

“Nearly 40 million mangrove trees died along 2000 kilometres of coastline in northern Australia’s remote Gulf region, releasing nearly one million tonnes of carbon. More than 76 km2 of mangroves were lost, making this the worst incidence of climate-related mass tree dieback that has ever occurred globally.

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Japanese carmakers race to champion ‘green’ combustion engines | Financial Times

Toyota campaign to develop net zero technology to save the traditional fuel model’s future faces several big challenges
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“fuel efficiency is a priority for hydrogen-powered engines because the cars go only a third of the distances achieved by fuel cell vehicles, thanks to the amount of hydrogen wast­ed by combustion.

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Corrosion Problem Shutters Half of France’s Nuclear Reactors | The Energy Mix

Corrosion Problem Shutters Half of France’s Nuclear Reactors | The Energy Mix
— Read on www.theenergymix.com/2022/06/29/corrosion-problem-shutters-half-of-frances-nuclear-reactors/

…shutdowns affect four of the largest N4 reactors of 1,500 megawatts, five 1,300-MW, reactors of similar design, and three 900-MW units. This, on top of a series of outages at 18 other reactors for repairs. Older reactors are fine, this problem confined to newer designs. Many experts now retiring, repairs will take years. Even more bail out needed, from taxpayers to Edf.

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BREAKING: Senate Democrats Finalize Biggest Climate Spend in U.S. History as Schumer, Manchin Outfox McConnell | The Energy Mix

BREAKING: Senate Democrats Finalize Biggest Climate Spend in U.S. History as Schumer, Manchin Outfox McConnell | The Energy Mix
— Read on www.theenergymix.com/2022/07/28/breaking-senate-democrats-finalize-biggest-climate-spend-in-u-s-history-as-schumer-manchin-outfox-mcconnell/

believe it or not, $370Billion and 40% is all, unless you really want to know which Republican did what to obstruct which Democrat

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CSIRO reminds our leaders that it’s the climate science that counts | RenewEconomy

If Australia legislates its climate targets and then misses them, what happens? The CSIRO “future world” report reminds us the outlook is grim.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-reminds-our-leaders-that-its-the-climate-science-that-counts/

CSIRO warns, again, will we ever learn?

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Celebrating Charles Todd and the overland telegraph – ABC Radio National

The Australian overland telegraph was a 3,200 km line connecting Port Augusta in South Australia to Darwin. It was completed in 1872 and allowed communication between Australia and the rest of the world. It was one of the great engineering feats of 19th-century Australia and was a significant milestone in Australia’s development. The line was built due to the determination of one man, a government employee, Charles Todd. As we celebrate 150 years since the line was completed, Sharon Carleton looks at the Charles Todd story, who it turns out was the first pioneer of STEM, way before the acronym had come into use.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/celebrating-charles-todd/13982806

From Morse code on telegraph to 40TB/sec, need to understand time, weather data from repeater stations, meteorology, historical data now being entered to back story climate…

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‘Worse than tobacco’: Climate activists push for ban on fossil fuel ads

Climate advocacy group Comms Declare is advocating for a tobacco-style blanket ban on advertising for coal, oil and gas companies.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/worse-than-tobacco-climate-activists-push-for-ban-on-fossil-fuel-ads-20220716-p5b24e.html

If only…

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Masks, Drums and Road Blocks; Police Repress Climate Activists – New Bush Telegraph

Masks, Drums and Road Blocks; Police Repress Climate Activists Climate Change – read stories from across the south coast from the New Bush Telegraph
— Read on newbushtelegraph.org.au/masks-drums-and-road-blocks-police-repress-climate-activists/

wither went the Fair Go?

@tanya_plibersek @markdreyfusQCMP

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