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1 week ago

Frack Free Geelong

On one side, we have local newspapers printing letters from selfmade energy experts such as Lindsay Brown who warns us about closing businesses and Australia becoming a Third World country unless we start fracking for gas.
issuu.com/starnewsgroup/docs/2018-08-10_gee_421

On the other side, we have Bloomberg reporting that in US, offshore wind farms are now able to produce electricity at 6.5 cents a kilowatt-hour:
“Massachusetts electricity users will save about $1.4 billion over 20 years from the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S.”
www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-01/first-big-u-s-offshore-wind-offers-1-4-billion-to-cust...

Who will quickly send a letter to Geelong Indy at editorial@geelongindependent.com.au to let the paper's readers know why many of us are actually grateful for the Victorian government's decision to protect our groundwater from fracking chemicals?

Considering the 524 researchers’ gloomy status on the state of the planet, maybe we should even be happy if it was true, as Mr Brown falsely claims, that there is a gas shortage on its way, because there is a need for stronger incentives to turn down the flames now and invest heavily in non-polluting ways of generating electricity such as solar and wind energy.

524 researchers from 65 countries recently released the report ‘State of the Climate 2017’, which is the 28th edition of the annual report, published by the American Meteorological Society. According to the report, greenhouse gas emissions have never been higher. The global average CO2 content in the atmosphere has now reached the highest level in 800,000 years.

Pakistan hit the world’s warmest temperature record in May 2017: 53.5°C degrees. Overall, the average temperature for 2017 was 1.6°C degree higher than in the period 1981 to 2010.

» See or download the report:
www.ametsoc.net/sotc2017/StateoftheClimate2017_lowres.pdf

» Science Magazine - 2 august 2018:
Atmospheric carbon last year reached levels not seen in 800,000 years
www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/atmospheric-carbon-last-year-reached-levels-not-seen-800000-years

“Yes, the prospect of runaway climate change is terrifying. But this dead world is not our destiny. It’s entirely avoidable. As the authors of the paper have argued in response to the coverage, implying otherwise is the same as giving up just as the fight gets tough. Take a look at the leading sentences from some of the most widely-shared reports…”

» Grist - 8 August 2018:
Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something
grist.org/article/terrified-by-hothouse-earth-dont-despair-do-something/

» The New Daily - 7 August 2018:
Runaway global warming just decades away
thenewdaily.com.au/life/science/2018/08/07/runaway-global-warming-warning

» The Guardian - 7 August 2018:
Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state
Leading scientists warn that passing such a point would make efforts to reduce emissions increasingly futile
www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into...

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The media, including our local newspapers, is a very big part of this wicked problem.

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2 weeks ago

Frack Free Geelong

Victorian anti-fracking forum on 13 September

» Facebook event page:
www.facebook.com/events/246579115974797/

Their future is in your hands

Join us to discuss how to shift to sustainable energy and save money doing it. What impacts climate variability might have on food production, economic, animal and human welfare and how we can move to a sustainable future. We are interested in exchanging ideas.

WHEN: 7-9pm Thurs 13th Sept
WHERE: St Brigids Hall, Crossley

Speakers:
• Tim Forcey - A Chemical Engineer and energy market analyst with over 35 years of experience in the oil, gas and electricity industry.
• Luke Shelley - Bureau of Meterology, specialist in climate variability & food production.
Followed by a Q and A

Free admission. Supper provided for $7.
(It is a mistake that it says $5 on the poster)

This event is sponsored by Protect the West (a group of farmers, teachers, nurses, doctors, artists and local landowners)
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2 weeks ago

Frack Free Geelong

Seven years since this video was produced. Governments are still not listening.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj_7kt51iJcThings always find a way to happen ... A pen leaking. Your shoelace coming untied. Toxic chemicals in your drinking water. What?! Watch this video to learn h...
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