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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Australia to acquire long-rang missiles, shift focus to Indo-Pacific

How generous are we v. $270Billion for killer weapons…

Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced Australia would make a $23 million commitment to help ASEAN nations bolster health security, maintain stability and stage an economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus.
— Read on www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-to-buy-ship-killing-missiles-and-shift-focus-to-indo-pacific-20200630-p557op.html

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Nasty saga you nearly missed

Not Climate Crisis but…Nasty saga you nearly missed
— Read on amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/nasty-saga-you-nearly-missed-20091025-hem5.html

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NSW first renewable zone attracts stunning 27GW of solar, wind, storage proposals

NSW plan for first Renewable Energy Zone attracts “phenomenal” 113 registrations of interest for projects totalling 27GW and valued at $38 billion.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-first-renewable-zone-attracts-stunning-27gw-of-solar-wind-storage-proposals-82163/

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The government’s sudden passion for climate technology is newfound and insincere

The call for technology before action is a specious distraction designed to paper over the plan to take no action
— Read on www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/21/the-governments-sudden-passion-for-climate-technology-is-newfound-and-insincere

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Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built

Hemp is the New Oak: America’s First Hemp “Wood” Factory is Being Built
— Read on returntonow.net/2019/04/14/americas-first-hemp-wood-factory-is-being-built/

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Government climate advisers running scared of change, says leading scientist.

Aa with COVID, government advisers too compromised, only telling vanilla version of truth. Anderson tells it like it is.

…UK’s planned reductions in emissions, even if it hits net zero by 2050, would be two or three times greater than its fair share of emissions under the landmark 2015 Paris agreement

Rapid transformation needed, Kevin Anderson says, particularly in lifestyles of rich
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/26/leading-scientist-criticises-uk-over-its-climate-record

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Clean ships needed now to cut polluting emissions

25 June, 2020 − The vessels plying the world’s oceans release huge volumes of polluting emissions. Existing fleets badly need a clean-up.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/clean-ships-needed-now-to-cut-polluting-emissions/

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101, not idiot’s guide but 101degF, baking

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Zero emissions target by 2050 will require $30 carbon price, more for 2040

Reputex says $30 carbon price needed for zero emissions target by 2050, but a price of $100 a tonne needed to bring that target forward by 10 years in line with 1.5°C goal.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/zero-emissions-target-by-2050-will-require-30-carbon-price-more-for-2040/amp/

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World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

Climate crisis headed for runaway worsening, no way back.

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/18/world-has-six-months-to-avert-climate-crisis-says-energy-expert

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