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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Will the National and Liberal coalition celebrate its 100 year union?

February is the 100 year anniversary of the Coalition Agreement, a milestone in conservative politics that we should mark.
— Read on thenewdaily.com.au/news/2023/02/08/coalition-liberal-national-100-years/

imagine how much fun they could have with one another in a party to celebrate 100th birthday

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QLD coal mine not approved

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Congrats Tanya knocks back planning for new mine by Clive Palmer.

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Adani stock rout enters third week as flagship shelves bond sale

The ramifications of the relentless sell-off are spreading as concerns grow about the exposure financial institutions and investors have to the conglomerate.
— Read on www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/adani-stock-rout-enters-third-week-as-flagship-shelves-bond-sale-20230206-p5cid4

is this Adani decline irreversibly fatal? Here’s hoping.

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The Mesopotamian Marshes Are Disappearing, Again | WIRED

The World Heritage site in southern Iraq survived Saddam Hussein’s campaign to drain the wetlands. Now they’re drying up, and biodiversity is collapsing.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/the-mesopotamian-marshes-are-disappearing-again/

But ever since Iran, in 2009, completed construction of a 56-kilometer-long weir(!) along its border with Iraq, water no longer flows

often referred to as the cradle of civilization, as anthropologists believe that this is where humankind, some 12,000 years ago, started its wide-scale transition from a lifestyle of hunting and gathering to one of agriculture and settlement. 

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Growing Body of Research Suggests Offshore Oil’s Methane Pollution Is Underestimated – DeSmog

Previous efforts to regulate offshore methane emissions stalled, despite role in helicopter crashes.
— Read on www.desmog.com/2023/02/07/gulf-mexico-offshore-oil-methane-pollution-helicopter-crashes/

“…vented methane gas had been sucked into the engines of helicopters landing on and departing from offshore platforms, causing the engines to fail and the helicopters to fall out of the sky”

Of course, extractors insist gas wells in Gulf if Mexico leak less than onshore and not their responsibility to report deaths in transit! , or even confess outright lies.

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Methane Cloud Over Australia Coincided With Pipeline Gas Release – BNN Bloomberg

Methane Cloud Over Australia Coincided With Pipeline Gas Release – BNN Bloomberg
— Read on www.bnnbloomberg.ca/methane-cloud-over-australia-coincided-with-pipeline-gas-release-1.1861044

Gas peddlers only talk “fugitive emissions” <5% small leaks, never mention “venting” at well head, so always CO2 component doesn’t consume pipeline space, and never ever confessing major failures like this.

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Nederland beats Australia for most rooftop solar PV per capita!!

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COP27 – a focus on action and results – ABC Radio National

Integrity Matters, a report from the COP27 climate conference examines the commitments and actions of non-state entities such as claims from businesses.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/cop27-a-focus-on-action-and-results/101899370

Prof Peter Newman, Curtin Uni, mostly UN report, “Integrity Matters”, RECOMMENDED DOWNLOAD, recognising limits with National governments. What can State and Local do and how do large corporations need to organise themselves.

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5 Minutes to Everything

Read more about 5 Minutes to Everything.
— Read on stateofgreen.com/en/news/5-minutes-to-everything/

major development old port area to accomodate 40,000 people in style.

“CO2-neutral urban area will accommodate energy forms such as district cooling, district heating and geothermal energy, while solar cells will provide electricity.”

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The Parisian ‘15-minute city’ comes to Brisbane

Cities around the world are trying to reimagine themselves as places where life’s necessities are within 15 minutes of home. Could Brisbane’s flexible workspaces help it become one of them?
— Read on www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/workplace/the-parisian-15-minute-city-comes-to-brisbane-20221108-p5bwjs.html

How the 15 minute city really works, around the world! Less commuting, traffic jams more productive people, healthy and happier.

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