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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Scott Morrison attacked over ‘secrecy’ after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia |

National cabinet documents obtained by Rex Patrick reveal increased risk of extreme weather events
— Read on www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/04/scott-morrison-attacked-over-secrecy-after-documents-reveal-cyclones-and-floods-set-to-pummel-australia

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There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long.
— Read on theconversation.com/theres-an-enormous-geothermal-pool-under-the-latrobe-valley-that-can-give-us-cheap-clean-energy-166829

But will there be any approval to develop big project like this if there’s nothing to create export income? (joking! seriously)

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Dumping ground: Labor rejects car emissions standards to avoid another scare campaign

Australia will continue to be a dumping ground for dirty and inefficient vehicles that are expensive to run with Labor reportedly about to dump its policy.
— Read on thedriven.io/2021/12/01/dumping-ground-labor-rejects-car-emissions-standards-to-avoid-another-scare-campaign/

she’ll be right mate, no new tail pipe emissions regs until “our oil refineries” have spent $2Billion gift from Frydenberg, allowed until 2027, when petrol extreme taxed to compel extreme emission reduction

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Conservatives want Australia’s cricket captain to shut up about climate

Conservative commentators have discovered there is one thing worse than a prime minister championing climate action – an Australian cricket captain doing the same.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/conservatives-want-australias-cricket-captain-to-shut-up-about-climate/

Short version is new cricket captain convinced and speaking out about climate change while RWNJs like Tom Elliott reckons we should listen to him, tried it once but….

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Morrison and Taylor outline vision for more fossil gas fields, and more pipelines | RenewEconomy

The Morrison government’s new gas infrastructure plan would expand fossil gas extraction, and push Australia into fossil hydrogen.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/morrison-and-taylor-outline-vision-for-more-fossil-gas-fields-and-more-pipelines/

Shortage of gas supply was not shared in analysis by Audrey Zibelman, ex CEO of AEMO, now quit 12 months ahead of contract, head hunted to mastermind next generation energy provider concept for Google, Australia good for proving trial, to show direction we should have taken.

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‘Vandals’: Victoria, Queensland fume over federal climate intervention

The commonwealth has used new powers to cancel states’ participation in global climate action
— Read on www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/29/vandals-victoria-queensland-fume-over-federal-climate-intervention

State governments were succeeding despite Federal until intervention to cancel State climate initiative, sickening.

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A unity ticket to challenge the integrity vacuum in Canberra

A unity ticket to challenge the integrity vacuum in Canberra
— Read on johnmenadue.com/a-unity-ticket-to-challenge-the-integrity-vacuum-in-canberra/

Barry Jones and John Hewson join forces to combat Canberra craziness e.g. Morrison:

“What is the issue I am asked about today? It doesn’t matter what I said yesterday. I don’t even remember what I said then, but right here and now this is the truth for me. It may be a different truth tomorrow.”

“Did it work? If it did, it must be true. If it didn’t, I’ll try something else.”

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‘Mistakes of the 1930s’: Peter Dutton ramps up China rhetoric as Keating calls him a ‘dangerous personality’ | Peter Dutton

‘Mistakes of the 1930s’: Peter Dutton ramps up China rhetoric as Keating calls him a ‘dangerous personality’ | Peter Dutton | The Guardian
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/26/mistakes-of-the-1930s-peter-dutton-ramps-up-china-rhetoric-as-keating-calls-him-a-dangerous-personality

after recent tragic incompetence in Middle East, before going any further, how about Dutton reveals what he thinks victory against China might look like? And then the more likely alternative.

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$500m war memorial renovations backed by nation

$500m war memorial renovations backed by nation
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theaustralian.com.au/nation/defence/500m-war-memorial-renovations-backed-by-nation/news-story/6343d03ef2d7d5c933fa3b637494aca0

Yet another rort, $500M, no less, squeezed into end of year, despite many service people asking most of $ on education and health instead, they’re saying, of 600 people consulted, 70% are in favour.

If you disagree, please tell Auditor-General what you think 2018,

grant.hehir@anao.gov.au

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Three simple, low cost actions that can accelerate transition to zero emissions | RenewEconomy

Here are three simple, low cost actions that could accelerate push to zero emissions, and some less easy policy moves that could lock it in.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/three-simple-low-cost-actions-that-can-accelerate-transition-to-zero-emissions/

The kind of advice we need, please read.

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