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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Deadly pollutants surged by 3000 per cent at Vales Point power station run by Delta Electricity

How crazy that we have regulated limits for emissions from residential slow combustion wood stoves but nothing for coal fired power stations? Isn’t transnational private enterprise efficient?

Deadly pollutants surged by 3000 per cent at Vales Point power station run by Delta Electricity
— Read on amp.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/deadly-pollutant-surged-by-3000-per-cent-at-coal-fired-power-plant-20200406-p54hld.html

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West Australia puts community batteries at top of new energy roadmap

Eureka hip hip WA! Bye bye fossil fuels.

Under those schemes, solar households could choose to access either 6kWh or 8kWh of virtual storage, at a cost of $1.60 or $1.90 per day respectively, to store the excess power from their solar PV systems.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/west-australia-puts-community-batteries-at-top-of-new-energy-roadmap-38533/

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Poles attract marine life avoiding rising heat

3 April, 2020 − In a warming ocean, some species will swim, others sink. But all agree: the poles attract marine life without exception.
— Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/poles-attract-marine-life-avoiding-rising-heat/

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2020: When the great disruption began

An economy and human society built on the concept of infinite compound economic growth was obviously unsustainable. Covid-19 has burst that bubble.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/2020-when-the-great-disruption-began-54173/

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Glasgow climate talks postponed, but NGOs say it’s no excuse for go slow on action

Climate talks delayed to allow focus on Covid-19, but enviro groups warn that it is not an excuse for Australia and other nations to go soft on climate action.
— Read on reneweconomy.com.au/glasgow-climate-talks-postponed-but-ngos-say-its-no-excuse-for-go-slow-on-action-70232/

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A major scorecard gives the health of Australia’s environment less than 1 out of 10

The report reveals the worst environmental conditions in many decades, if not centuries.

Nationally, Australia’s environmental condition score fell by 2.3 points in 2019, to a very low 0.8 out of ten.
— Read on theconversation.com/a-major-scorecard-gives-the-health-of-australias-environment-less-than-1-out-of-10-133444

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Coronavirus is a wake-up call: our war with the environment is leading to pandemics

COVID-19 is the latest new infectious disease arising from our collision with nature.
— Read on theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-a-wake-up-call-our-war-with-the-environment-is-leading-to-pandemics-135023

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The ozone layer is healing and redirecting wind flows around the globe

The hole in the ozone layer is starting to recover thanks to regulations banning ozone-depleting substances, and this is now leading to changes in Earth’s atmosphere
— Read on www.newscientist.com/article/2238542-the-ozone-layer-is-healing-and-redirecting-wind-flows-around-the-globe/

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“An underwater bushfire”: third mass bleaching event in five years on the Great Barrier Reef confirmed – Australian Geographic

“Coral bleaching is the equivalent of an underwater bushfire, in that it’s triggered and intensified by record-breaking temperatures due to emissions.”
— Read on www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2020/03/an-underwater-bushfire-third-mass-bleaching-event-in-five-years-on-the-great-barrier-reef-confirmed/

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Is the Sun causing global warming? – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Sorry to deniers of global warming – No. The Sun can influence the Earth’s climate, but it isn’t responsible for the warming trend we’ve seen over the past few decades.
— Read on climate.nasa.gov/faq/14/is-the-sun-causing-global-warming/

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