The climate crisis and Israel
These are data from the Climate Action Monitor report of the Organization of Developed Countries. The Ministry of Environmental Protection calls for the expansion of preparedness for climate hazards, but it lacks the ability to influence other government ministries after at the beginning of the term it spread its powers in favor of bodies that favor industry
The etrog is currently at risk due to the rise in global temperatures as part of the climate crisis, and it is possible that the day will come when we will no longer be able to grow etrogs in Israel - for the first time in 2,500 years
Not keeping up: a new Israeli study indicates that our country has fallen behind in meeting the UN's sustainable development goals. So what do we do? According to the author of the study, we cannot wait for a legislative change - and the time has come for a change from below
Forecasting dust storms is a complicated matter. A new study was able to predict storms in our region with a high level of accuracy - and thereby outline how artificial intelligence can be harnessed to understand processes in the atmosphere
According to the organization's report published this week in Israel, 5% use renewable energy sources, if we were closer to 12% - the OECD average, it would be easy to avoid the shame of self-initiated power outages during the day in a hot country like ours
New research points to an alarming future increase in extreme heat waves, which could increase mortality tenfold. "One heat wave is expected to cause excess mortality equal to the number of deaths in road accidents in a year"
Bad surprise: Israeli research has found large amounts of mineral matter in the eastern Mediterranean whose formation process releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What it means? That our ocean emits more greenhouse gases than we thought until now
With the completion of the technological development of where and everywhere in Israel there is a danger of flooding, and which areas suffer from high vulnerability to urban heat islands and exposure to climate risks; The ministry revealed for the first time at the climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh how the results will look in several places in Israel
The tripartite partnership will combine the knowledge, expertise and infrastructure of all the partners, in order to study the consequences of these effects and act to reduce damage and adapt in various areas in the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf
The pavilion was jointly established by the Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Plantech greenhouse
Destruction of the beaches and serious damage to the marine environment in Eilat. The residents cried out, the authorities ignored
The researchers from the Technion and the Weizmann Institute developed a smart map showing the potential climatic benefits of planting trees in different sites
The deniers of the climate crisis can't get into scientific journals, so they try their luck using websites that pretend to be such journals. A communication researcher explains how to identify such sites
Dramatic drops in the level of the Dead Sea in the last hundreds of thousands of years may indicate prolonged dry periods in the eastern Mediterranean region. For example, in the time period between 70 and 14 thousand years ago, the lake level was about 270 meters higher than the current level.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid held a discussion regarding the preparation for climate change and crisis, and the opportunities inherent in it for the State of Israel, as well as the challenges of national security in light of the climate crisis
Alarming findings regarding the future of the Gulf of Eilat: the coral reef in the Gulf of Eilat is having difficulty recovering from the damage of the 2020 winter storm, which hit the bay and caused the coral colonies in the reef to break and be covered with sand; continued decrease in the percentage of coral cover; Gulf water temperature continues to rise; The Minister of Environmental Protection: "The question marks regarding the future of the Gulf of Eilat require us to take zero risks"
The center led by the meteorological service will make it possible to predict in detail the effect of global warming on our region
The State of Nature Report 2022, Volume Trends and Threats, presents a snapshot of key factors and processes that affect the state of nature in Israel as a result of human activity. The Fabric is the national program for assessing the state of nature of the Steinhardt Museum of Nature, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, KKL-Junk. and RTG
In a session as part of the Eli Horowitz conference, Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg said that the outgoing government's achievements in the field of the environment were unprecedented, in light of the criminal neglect she said in the previous governments, and it is a shame that it will not be possible to continue the important programs
The Israeli Young Academy, in collaboration with "Bashar - an academic community for society in Israel" and the Israeli Association for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, will hold dozens of lectures on the climate crisis and global warming all over the country as part of the "Science and Environment Week" "Academania 2022".
A new study reveals that an increase in the frequency of storms, along with a decrease in evaporation about 20 years ago, were likely significant factors that enabled the transition to permanent settlements and an agricultural society
A new study found that a significant decrease was observed in the amount of one of the phytoplankton species in the Gulf of Eilat "You can look at this as the 'canary in the coal mine', signaling that the impact of global climate change is already evident"