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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3 bn people may face Saharan heat levels by 2070 | Climate News Network

3 June, 2020 – For three billion people or more, heat levels could prove almost impossible for human civilisation – in half a century.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/3-bn-people-may-face-saharan-heat-levels-by-2070/

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ABC’s QandA: Old fossils versus smart advocates of clean energy transition | RenewEconomy

Highly recommended read:

Two old fossils put the case for dirty, old, and incumbent technologies. Three smart women argued environmental, economic and engineering case for a clean energy transition.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/abcs-qanda-old-fossils-versus-smart-advocates-of-clean-energy-transition-30759/

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Sweden welcomes its first wooden wind turbine tower

The wheels have begun to turn on an interesting new form of wind turbine in Sweden, with the country’s first wooden power-generation tower now complete. It’s hoped the tower will be a harbinger of cheaper and greener solutions for renewable energy.
— Read on newatlas.com/energy/sweden-first-wooden-wind-turbine-tower/

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AEMO pushes for minimum standards for solar, battery storage and EVs | RenewEconomy

AEMO seeks powers to impose minimum standards for rooftop solar, battery storage and EVs in an effort to create a single, nationally consistent set of rules.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-pushes-for-minimum-standards-for-solar-battery-storage-and-evs-31845/amp/

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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

suing these subsidiaries alongside their parent companies (especially such fossil fuel giants as BP, whose emissions are considerable on a global scale) could be a more viable option for foreign claimants.
— Read on theconversation.com/can-uk-fossil-fuel-companies-now-be-held-accountable-for-contributing-to-climate-change-overseas-139007

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South Asia’s twin threat: extreme heat and foul air | Climate News Network

Scientific publications usually avoid emotional language, but the researchers call their own finding “alarming.”
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/south-asias-twin-threat-extreme-heat-and-foul-air/

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Please sign – Petition Parliament of Australia

Petition EN1526 – Seek ICC advice on criminality of expanding fossil fuel production

— Read on www.aph.gov.au/petition_list

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When the market for news fails… | Inside Story

How to organise some real news:

Journalists keep losing their jobs, but politicians on all sides are refusing to face the consequences
— Read on insidestory.org.au/when-the-market-for-news-fails/

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Extreme climate change has reached the United States: Here are America’s fastest-warming places – Washington Post

Pulitzervprize winning series investigative journalism.

More than a century of temperature data shows much of the U.S. Northeast is in the grip of extreme warming, with winter heating up more quickly than other seasons.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-america/

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Federal government’s technology roadmap is a path we’ve already taken

How ridiculous sacking 20% CSIRO Energy staff in Feb!!!

If the government is really serious about progressing technologies to reduce emissions, then they need to show us ARENA’s money and independence from political interference.
— Read on www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6766928/federal-governments-technology-roadmap-is-a-path-weve-already-trodden/

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