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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Regulator’s report points to outrageous gaming of South Australia energy market | RenewEconomy

Who’s still sentimental about leadership when confronted with privatisation, extortion casino legacy of this energy, and many other legacies, of John Howard regime?


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Tesla to consider making electric cars in Australia if ‘opportunity arises’ | RenewEconomy

Big ask that we should care about emissions from transport, to justify purchase price rebates, to make EVs attractive, when recent obsession with power generation has displaced concern about emissions from all other sectors and accomplished less than nothing.


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New Zealand’s politicians just came up with a good plan — together – ABC

Sounds like bipartisan cooperation has been coming for a year or 3 in NZ….meanwhile,in Oz, if only…


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Failure to act on climate will cost trillions, trash global economies | RenewEconomy

If current 1.1degC warming is not safe, why pretend that 1.5 or 2 is worth fussing about, especially when promises from Paris amount to 3 to 5degC? Do we not live under false economy in fools paradise? Join Climate Emergency.


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The inconvenient truths about South Australia’s renewable success | RenewEconomy

If only class action by renewables industry could be actioned for good old slander/defamation, against COALition, making themselves look more and more stupid.


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An Australian-made electric car for $20,000 by 2020? | The Driven

But how long will it take to get Manufacturing Plan which doesn’t conflict with Free Market Plan(so free that local manufacturing undermined)?


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‘Global deforestation hotspot’: 3M hectares of Australian forest to be lost in 15 years

Is this what a civilised country looks like?–“So what must they think of that then? That we’re bulldozing 45 million animals to death every year?” Both in Australia and around the world, habitat loss is by far the biggest threat to animals facing extinction.


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Australia gets UN to delete criticism of Murray-Darling basin plan from report

As extreme weather gets worse, how can responsible people continue to chuck $Billions at wrecking the Murray, mostly prolonging the agony for farmers, no benefit except for banks.


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It’s not too late to act on climate change

Paul Gilding again raises our hopes but, starting now, the rate at which we need to stop new and Drawdown previous emissions is 6 times the rate if we’d started 20 years ago. We really do need Climate Emergency response immediately, if not sooner.


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‘Revved up’: Land being cleared at rate of 14 football fields a day in northern NSW

When rehab of depleted forest is reckoned most effective for carbon Drawdown…can humanity get much worse?


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