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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Climate science’s worst case is today’s reality

Climate science’s worst case is today’s reality
— Read on mailchi.mp/climatenewsnetwork/climate-sciences-worst-case-is-todays-reality

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The S&P 500 nears its all-time high. Here’s why stock markets are defying economic reality

Normally stock markets tell us a lot about the economy. In 2020 that’s no longer the case.
— Read on theconversation.com/the-sandp-500-nears-its-all-time-high-heres-why-stock-markets-are-defying-economic-reality-142707

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A contentious NSW gas project is weeks away from approval. Here are 3 reasons it should be rejected

ACT NOW disconnect from gas!!

The pending decision on the Narrabri Gas Project comes at a critical time for Australia’s gas industry.
— Read on theconversation.com/a-contentious-nsw-gas-project-is-weeks-away-from-approval-here-are-3-reasons-it-should-be-rejected-144201

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Fight for Planet A

iview.abc.net.au/show/fight-for-planet-a-our-climate-challenge

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Australia ranks second worst in world on climate action, outside top 50 on clean energy

Australia ranks second last in world for climate action in the latest assessment of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, beaten only by Brunei.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australia-ranks-second-worst-in-world-on-climate-action-outside-top-50-on-clean-energy-90879/

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Scott Morrison’s climate curse hasn’t gone away

Brussels is moving ahead with a tax on imports from countries with lower carbon emissions standards than Europe’s.

Covid-19 might have rescued the Coalition from criticisms of its climate policies, but it can’t dodge them forever
— Read on insidestory.org.au/scott-morrisons-climate-curse-hasnt-gone-away/

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Indian law restores once dried-up rivers to villagers

Desperately needed management for Australia, distributed retention of moisture in soils for drought resistance and controllable burn, not catastrophic, fires.

7 August, 2020 – Indian villagers who brought dried-up rivers back to life then had to fight a legal battle to use their water.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/indian-law-restores-once-dried-up-rivers-to-villagers/

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World is now shutting down coal plants faster than it’s opening them

That’s good news for global emissions. And the change is not just due to the pandemic, experts say.
— Read on www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-global-coal-power-capacity-has-fell-in-2020/12523904

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Leadership on climate needed: CSIRO report |

Research on climate change has plummeted over the last decade,” Australian National University Climate Change Institute director Mark Howden said.
— Read on www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6861114/csiro-calls-for-leadership-on-climate-change-amid-low-levels-of-public-understanding/

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Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies

There was “no legal basis for a lack of political will” on the issue, said Daly.

4 August, 2020 – The country’s highest judicial authority, Ireland’s Supreme Court, says the government’s climate policy is not up to the job.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/irelands-supreme-court-damns-climate-policies/

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