Activists from Extinction Rebellion glue themselves to the doors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to protest Israeli corporations profiting from global warming. Dozens of Israeli climate activists blocked the entrance to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Monday morning to demand that financial institutions move toward green and sustainable investments. They called upon the Israeli government to join a host of nations that have already declared a climate emergency. The activists are affiliated with Extinction Rebellion, an international civil disobedience group that seeks to force government action on climate breakdown. [tmwinpost] “This is a time of introspection,” said an activist named Tamir, referring to the…Read More...
Thousands of Israelis march through central Tel Aviv demanding the government join the U.K., Ireland, France, and Canada in declaring a climate emergency. By Haggai Matar and Oren Ziv Thousands of people marched in central Tel Aviv as part of the global climate strike on Friday, demanding that the government declare a climate emergency. The aim of such a move would be to compel the state’s various arms to immediately reduce their contribution to global warming. Throughout the past year, the U.K., Ireland, France and Canada have all declared a climate emergency. A broad coalition of organizations protested in Tel Aviv, with young…Read More...
July 2019 was, according to European climate researchers, the hottest month ever recorded. Coming just one year after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its landmark report warning of an impending climate catastrophe, temperatures soared to unprecedented levels in places like Alaska and Sweden, forests incinerated in Siberia, glaciers melted in Greenland, and entire cities in India went without water. Faced with rising temperatures, addressing climate breakdown and its effects on humanity has become a key issue for governments, politicians, and movements for social justice around the world. Israel-Palestine, located in one of the hottest regions of the…Read More... | 27 Comments
If Israel's government is concerned with climate change and its consequences, it must focus less on reducing the country's inconsequential greenhouse gas emissions, and more on preparing for the difficulties ahead. By Yossi Loss (translated from Hebrew by Maya Naveh) In Israel's latest budget plan, the item dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been cancelled, arousing frustration among the country's environmental organizations. However, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not the most urgent problem facing Israelis regarding climate change, and thus, the budget should be directed toward other environmental problems. Many publications point to an atrocious inequality in global emissions. Western countries…Read More... | 7 Comments
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