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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UK urged to remove carbon from gas

before natural gas was tapped, UK used gas, for cooking and heating, deriving it from coal, that was more than 50% hydrogen. The UK has grown its economy whilst cutting carbon faster than any other country in the G7.

Climate News Network

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Woefully inadequate’: Morrison government to use Paris climate short-cut

A shonky was done for Kyoto1, that Australia increase emissions by 8% when other countries decreased. Not all of quota was used, now known as carry over credits. Other countries reduced less than target but choose to not claim credits.

Australia has brokered a deal to ensure it does keep its surplus carbon credits.

Australia has agreed to strongly support a push to include a 1.5-degree global warming goal in a Paris agreement in exchange for more favourable carbon emissions rules.

St Lucia Environment Minister James Fletcher revealed the deal, which also involves South Africa.”

more at smh

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6 clues you might be in a Climate Emergency if…

National security. Numerous reports by military entities note the immediate threats of climate change to national security. The American Security Project website compiles a good list of recent reports and articles on this topic.

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Ocasio-Cortez says we need World War II-scale action on climate. Here’s what that looks like. – ThinkProgress

These may seem like lofty goals but as was the case with America’s WWII mobilization, this is not socialism. It’s survival.


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Early rain as Arctic warms means more methane

“We saw the plants going crazy and methane emissions going bonkers,” Neumann said. “2016 had above average rainfall, but so did 2014. So what was different about this year?”


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Antarctic ‘time bomb’ waiting to go off

NASA warned Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier could collapse within decades and “sink cities” after the discovery of a 300-metre doomsday cavity lurking below the ice block.


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The Green New Deal Just Speeds Up The Current Green Wave. Case In Point: Solar-Plus-Storage

The Green New Deal will hit some roadblocks. But its overarching theme is that USA should go totally green by 2030 to avert the irreversible effects of climate change, progress despite…

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Black coal plants push Australian wholesale energy prices to record highs | RenewEconomy

Not looking good for coal already. At least they realise it will be more trouble than it’s worth to game the market above $5,000/MWh. If only COALition could see beyond the end of its nose that they need to help, and stop hindering, investment in renewables, storage and electric vehicles.

more at Renew Economy

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COALition “ditches” big stick energy bill, confusion over underwriting deal | RenewEconomy

Hallelujah, triggered by Greens mod to bill to exclude any generator with emissions more than 620/kWh, which would have meant a second loss of control for COALition. So another piece of no government until after election.

more at Renew Economy

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Climate Emergency and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

About a report based on many other reports about all aspects of Climate Emergency useful update broad perspective.

The Guardian

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