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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We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters! #ClimateCrisis demand #ClimateAction #SDG13 #TellTheTruth – Climate Action Australia

It’s a matter of record that the former national government gutted researchcapabilities that would have allowed us to better understand what we are now facing.
— Read on climateactionaustralia.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/were-nowhere-near-prepared-for-next-climate-disasters-climatecrisis-demand-climateaction-sdg13-tellthetruth/

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Elon Musk: Fully Loaded Tesla Semi Just Completed 500-Mile Drive

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote that a Tesla Semi completed a 500 mile drive weighing in at 81,000 lbs, which is almost 100% of its Gross Combination Weight (GCW).
— Read on insideevs.com/news/623752/fully-loaded-tesla-semi-completed-500mile-drive/

but where do you find 1400kW top up chargers out on the highway? Or where in big city? Maybe you just follow transmission lines to hot wire into pot line at nearest aluminium smelter

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The Comprehensive “Metro” Network of Melbourne – YouTube

Go to https://curiositystream.com/rmtransit
or use code RMTRANSIT at checkout to get 26% off of CuriosityStream’s annual plans, plus Complimentary Access to…
— Read on m.youtube.com/watch

Gotta watch this and breathe sigh of relief about State election so normal service won’t be cut.

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COP 27 Backs Gas as ‘Low-Emission Energy’ in Final Declaration

A landmark victory on loss and damage funding was muted when COP 27 delegates realized they’d adopted a final declaration placing natural gas at the centre of the transition off carbon.
— Read on www.theenergymix.com/2022/11/21/cop-27-backs-gas-as-low-emission-energy-in-final-declaration/

The reference “was slipped into the final version of the deal at the very last minute,” the news report adds. 

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New global climate ranking sees Australia go from “dead last to far from a pass” | Climate Councilok

Australia has climbed just four places to rank 55th out of 63 in this year’s global Climate Change Performance Index 2023, launched at COP27 in Egypt, a slight improvement on last year’s where it came in dead last for climate policy. 
— Read on www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/new-global-climate-ranking-sees-australia-go-from-dead-last-to-far-from-pass/

“Emissions peaking before 2025 as the science tells us is necessary? Not in this text,” he said. “Clear follow-through on the phasedown of coal? Not in this text. Clear commitment to phase out all fossil fuels? Not in this text.

The energy text? Weakened in the final minutes. The resulting COP decision “is not enough of a step forward for people and planet,” 

Absolutely It’s Gas’

The reference “was slipped into the final version of the deal at the very last minute,” the news report adds. 

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Coal porkies – Actual $ into Australian economy what a world of difference

australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Coal-fact-sheet-FINAL.pdf

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Wind turbines made entirely of wood are coming

In just two years, Nordic companies have taken wind turbines made of wood from prototype to commercialization.
— Read on electrek.co/2022/11/16/wind-turbines-made-entirely-of-wood-are-coming/

good news for recycling

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Small Modular Reactor update: The fading promise of low-cost power from UAMPS’ SMR | IEEFA

The original target power price for a planned 12-module SMR by UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems) and NuScale Power Corporation was $55 per megawatt-hour (MWh)
— Read on ieefa.org/resources/small-modular-reactor-update-fading-promise-low-cost-power-uamps-smr

But LNP continue to insist we need to talk about nukes. How can anybody take RWNJs at all seriously?

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EV Battery swap success

thedriven.io/2022/11/08/ev-battery-swap-technology-continues-to-race-ahead-in-2022/

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UN experts demand crackdown on greenwashing of net zero pledges | Cop27 | The Guardian

High level group releases report at Cop27 saying policies should be ‘about cutting emissions, not corners’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/08/un-experts-demand-crackdown-on-greenwashing-of-net-zero-pledges-cop27

If Australia hosts a COP, make it conditional of venue in Beetaloo or Burrup.

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