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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Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN | Climate crisis | The Guardian

World Meteorological Organization says extreme weather wreaked heavy toll on human lives
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/18/critical-climate-indicators-broke-records-in-2021-says-un

some critical elements already out of control

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Scientists call for incentives to help households transition away from gas use in homes – ABC News

Scientists are calling on Australian governments to provide incentives to enable households to transition away from using gas in the home because of its detrimental health effects.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-20/gas-use-in-homes-worsens-air-quality-report-says/101085224

Is it time yet to get rid of gas?

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Netherlands to ban fossil heating from 2026, make heat pumps mandatory – EURACTIV.com

The Dutch government intends to ban new fossil fuel-centric heating system installations as of 2026, while introducing the mandatory use of heat pumps or connections to heat networks.
— Read on www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/netherlands-to-ban-fossil-heating-by-2026-make-heat-pumps-mandatory/

Good news from Holland, how about same initiative here, to save exporters from crisis gas supply!

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Fossil fuel companies dodging the PRRT are stealing from Australians

In an election where we face a trillion-dollar debt, why is there no talk about taxing the profits of offshore gas companies?
— Read on www.crikey.com.au/2022/04/20/prrt-could-be-biggest-theft-in-history/

Will this ever be a clever country?

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Huge floating solar plant towed out to new home on hydro dam

Two tugboats move 12,000-panel solar array out to its mooring on the Alqueva reservoir in Portugal, ahead of operations in July.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/huge-floating-solar-plant-towed-out-to-new-home-on-hydro-dam/

Only in countries other than Australia!

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The numbers game – Bass Coast Post

We all know the game, writes Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie. It doesn’t matter whether you vote left or right but whether you vote marginal. Cartoon by Natasha Williams-Novak
— Read on www.basscoastpost.com/point-of-view/the-numbers-game

PLEASE READ – Bass Tas election funding projects $6,000 per constituent, marginal Liberal

compared Bass Coast – $0 – safe Liberal

Who do we need to NOT vote for?

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Fossil gas market facing death spiral, says ACT energy minister | RenewEconomy

ACT energy minister warns gas companies face demand ‘death spiral’ and no future for hydrogen or biogas in residential gas supply.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/fossil-gas-market-facing-death-spiral-says-act-energy-minister/

Shane Rattenbury has scored serious points in ACT, cancelling mandate to connect gas to new hosing serrated and, after careful test, changing all fleet ACT government cars to EV, at same monthly instalments with 4 year term, win, win, win…

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Big Budget Bluff: how the Coalition conned its media allies and left 10m Australians in the lurch – Michael West

After two weeks of fawning leaks, the government’s media allies miss the Budget story. For ten million Australians, taxes are rising
— Read on michaelwest.com.au/big-budget-bluff-how-the-coalition-conned-its-media-allies-and-left-10m-australians-in-the-lurch/

Mind boggling incompetence by Murdoch media, bungled benefit for #LNP

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Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change | RenewEconomy

85% of credits in the long-running United Nations carbon offset scheme did not actually reduce emissions as of 2017
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/now-we-know-the-flaws-of-carbon-offsets-its-time-to-get-real-about-climate-change/

“85% of credits in the long-running United Nations carbon offset scheme did not actually reduce emissions as of 2017″

So polluters keep polluting, looking good, at cost less than 2 bob watch. Sure is looking like the Lucky Country depicted in 1950s book!

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The Liberal Party wants us to ‘look at the facts’. But just whose facts?

Of nine claims in the Liberals’ new ad campaign, one is correct, two are deceptive and six are barefaced lies.
— Read on www.crikey.com.au/2022/04/19/liberal-party-ad-facts-challenged/

Will be worth waiting for Integrity Commission. Will mainstream media be liable for publicising so many lies?

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