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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Renewables use only fraction of minerals used for fossil fuel generation

This is about report by IEA no less, the organisation established in 1973 to command all developed countries to install 90 days minimum oil storage. How about this LNP?

RenewEconomy

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Engineers, coal haulage, finance & insurance: Stop Adani campaign update, Oct 2019

Friday’s news, $100M contract for rail line is only deposit installment, amounting to minuscule progress for a project that this week once again showed is a bucket-load of reputational risk for any company working on Carmichael.
Market Forces

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Qatar now so hot it has started air-conditioning the outdoors

Now applying aircon to whole football stadiums ready for World Cup Soccer next year; powered by fossil fuels of course. How good is this for climate emergency?

Can we really consider ourselves to be an intelligent species?

The Independent

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Australia’s dirty grid may kill its biggest customers, and the case for coal

But will Angus now be into foreplay with his big stick and preparing big subsidies to prevent Portland Aluminium shutting down?

Could Portland have been attractive for decentralisation if it hadn’t been so dominated by Alcoa?

RenewEconomy

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Australia spends billions planting trees – then wipes out carbon gains by bulldozing them

Australia true blue beaut total and permanent environmental destruction after Aboriginal people took such good care for 60,000 years.

TheGuardian

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Scott Morrison is good at shifting responsibility. But even God can’t help him now

Scott Morrison fiddles, religious freedom, cashless welfare and Newstart punishment, while world can’t believe still no actual policies.

Never mind, looks like less than 20 sitting days to Christmas rescue, praise the Jesus. Is he even slacker than Menzies?

TheGuardian

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Myth: Freeways relieve traffic congestion

Wasn’t this so convincingly illustrated on Utopia episode, even drawing attention to Jevons Paradox, from as far back as 1865, delusion that more Supply will satisfy Demand. How can bigger freeways not increase traffic congestion?

Public Transport Users Association (Victoria, Australia)

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Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

Poor old fossils.

TheGuardian

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Penguins in peril as winds change and heat rises

Not looking good. Any chance our government takes any share of cause of warming so far south? Or do are they saying that Prayer is the most effective solution?

Climate News Network

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The prime minister’s office accidentally sent out its talking points. We fact checked them

The prime minister’s office accidentally leaks party positions on range of topics. Unfortunately they’re a face plant when fact checked. Pity they only have impulsive not policies for ever more tax cuts and things as important as protection of religions.

And extravagance on Defence toys like Brisbane assembly of German 8 wheel vehicles, which might carry as many as 8 people, on a good day,, for price of $15B ÷ 211 units = $75Million per truck. Can LNP best manage Economy or what?

TheGuardian

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