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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Government accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan

Government accused of pressuring experts who questioned its gas-fired recovery plan – ABC News
— Read on amp.abc.net.au/article/100055730

How can Scomo & Co even think of asking us to trust them when they’re so ridiculous?

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Rich world’s demands fell poorer world’s forests

9 April, 2021 − The tropical forests maintain global climate and nurture the riches of nature. The rich world’s demands are destroying them.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rich-worlds-demands-fell-poorer-worlds-forests/

demand from the well-heeled for chocolate, rubber, cotton, soy, beef and exotic timber has meant that poorer nations have actually increased their levels of deforestation.

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Invasive alien species exact huge ecosystem cost

8 April, 2021 − At last, a global price on invasive alien species: it runs to billions of dollars and doubles every six years.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/invasive-alien-species-exact-huge-ecosystem-cost/

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Rowley Shoals: thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

New study shows fishing restrictions across the archipelago helped sustain threatened species and biodiversity during a time of ‘unprecedented’ decline
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/07/rowley-shoals-thriving-australian-reef-shows-whats-possible-when-ecosystems-are-untouched-by-humans

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Half of global methane emissions come from aquatic ecosystems – much of this is human-made

Half of global methane emissions come from aquatic ecosystems – much of this is human-made
— Read on theconversation.com/amp/half-of-global-methane-emissions-come-from-aquatic-ecosystems-much-of-this-is-human-made-156960

will Scomo agree or, as usual, say someone else is at fault!!!

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Ammonia may be the crucial first step towards the green hydrogen economy

Cheaper transport costs mean that green ammonia is likely to be a thing well before green hydrogen at large scale.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ammonia-may-be-the-crucial-first-step-towards-the-green-hydrogen-economy/

Comprehensive analysis the many problems with hydrogen and how difficult to make it compete from Australia.

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Shell says LNG export and other gas will always be free from Australia

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Our tax regulations wide open for plunder

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UK court urged to respect 1.5°C climate limit

1 April, 2021 − The UK faces growing pressure not to expand Heathrow airport but to respect the 1.5°C limit agreed on global heating.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/uk-court-urged-to-respect-1-5c-climate-limit/

about emission reduction promises, because they’re enshrined in law, head of Committee for Climate Change UK, Lord Deben, advises, for breach of promise, UK Government is subject to court prosecution. How good is that?

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Gas led recovery? AEMO says gas use in grid may all but disappear in 20 years.

Coalition’s gas-led recovery plans look increasingly tenuous after AEMO report shows gas use in grid may nearly disappear within 20 years.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/gas-led-recovery-aemo-says-gas-use-in-grid-may-all-but-disappear-in-20-years/

Surely our pollies not lobbied up low enough to approve LNG import by AGL in Hastings?

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Protect fish to increase catches − and cut carbon

25 March, 2021 − There is a clear way to get more value from the seas: protect fish. New research confirms an old argument.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/protect-fish-to-increase-catches-−-and-cut-carbon/

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