We’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.
Climate Code Red: James Hansen’s new climate bomb: Are today’s greenhouse gas levels enough to raise sea levels by 60+ metres?
— Read on www.climatecodered.org/2023/06/james-hansens-new-climate-bomb-are.html
Sadly, keeping your old petrol car may be better than buying an EV, says actor Rowan Atkinson
— Read on web.archive.org/web/20230603152230/https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jun/03/electric-vehicles-early-adopter-petrol-car-ev-environment-rowan-atkinson
“You can now make a car for £15,000 that, with tender loving care, will last for 30 years. It’s sobering to think that if the first owners of new cars just kept them for five years, on average, instead of the current three, then car production and the CO2 emissions associated with it, would be vastly reduced. Yet we’d be enjoying the same mobility, just driving slightly older cars.“
report also found that every one of Queensland’s 81,000 finance sector workers contributed about $300,000 in value-add, twice the average of other sectors,
— Read on inqld.com.au/business/2023/06/02/green-bonds-how-the-markets-may-be-the-answer-to-great-barrier-reefs-survival/
golly gosh, imagine that, Reef rescued by Masters of the Universe?….
“report also found that every one of Queensland’s 81,000 finance sector workers contributed about $300,000 in value-add, twice the average of other sectors”
The aircraft worth $120 million on purchase was a write off, Australia should have demanded Boeing replace the aircraft without cost.
— Read on johnmenadue.com/foi-exposes-raaf-growler-rip-off/
How can Australia afford to keep buying military toys from USA, especially via black door deals, no haggling, no warranty, never ending ripoffs? Why is our military so incompetent?
CYCLING SERIES No 5: If we’re serious about reaching net zero emissions from our cities by 2050, then we need to have some serious conversations about how we get about.
— Read on thefifthestate.com.au/business/want-more-cycling-e-bikes-and-scooters-its-time-to-start-asking-the-right-questions/
Just imagine if roads needed to pay rates, considering they consume 50% of real estate in urban areas? How much of housing problem could be fixed by reducing size of roads? As they get bigger they just cause more congestion?
Transport is now our second biggest emitter with too little too late changes. When real estate is in crisis for people, we waste 50% of urban space dedicated to cars(Dallas and Houston 70%)!!
And this doesn’t even mention huge $ for petrol/diesel imports and we’re only country in OECD without emission regulation for vehicles, so new cars here are thirstier, dirtier and slower thanks to Howard-Costello Economic Rationalism!!
A new report from Allianz lays out the massive challenges facing Europe’s automotive industry as Chinese EV makers take market share away from the European incumbents.
— Read on thedriven.io/2023/05/15/euro-car-industry-could-be-smashed-by-chinas-growing-ev-dominance/
TAAS is coming, can’t come too soon!
Record sea surface temperatures suggest the Earth is headed for ‘uncharted territory’ in terms of sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme weather
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/15/oceans-have-been-absorbing-the-worlds-extra-heat-but-theres-a-huge-payback
“Every year about 134 million atomic bombs of heat is being trapped by the ocean. It has kept global temperatures down and kept the land livable but we have to realise that energy hasn’t gone.”
In a growing trend, more planning permits for new homes on Phillip Island are being rejected.
— Read on www.pisra.com.au/news/sea-level-rise-risk-sees-more-planning-permits-refused
at last, with Senior Risk Officer for Insurance Council of Australia, Groundswell drew attention to this in public forum more than 10 years ago. When you find out insurance is exempt from your claim, liability buck stops with Council. Can they claim against DELWP for under estimating? Should Council adopt data from Insurance Council?
Chevron development off Pilbara coast was approved on condition the company store about 4m tonnes of CO2 a year
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/21/emissions-wa-gas-project-chevron-carbon-capture-system-pilbara-coast
…much higher emissions after its LNG was shipped and burned in Asian countries.