Climate change march kicks off in Tel Aviv

The worldwide marches bring the climate crisis that is endangering the planet and its life to the forefront, which the scientific community has warned about for many years.

By YUVAL BAGNO/MAARIV, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 29, 2019 12:20
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Climate change march kicks off in Tel Aviv

The annual climate change march taking place on Friday in Tel Aviv. (photo credit: RAANAN COHEN)

 
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The annual march against climate change in Israel kicked off on Friday morning in Tel Aviv, focusing on bringing awareness and an end to the phenomena gripping the world. The event joins climate marches taking place across the globe.

The worldwide marches bring the climate crisis that is endangering the planet and its life to the forefront, which the scientific community has warned about for many years in a strong and clear voice.

According to a recent UN report, humanity has only 12 years to stop the pace of global warming, or it will have catastrophic consequences for the quality of life of the future generations already living among us, the children of today.

Including Green Trend, Zalul, Green House, Greenpeace, Life and Environment, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and more.

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel also plans to send students of environmental education from seven schools throughout the country.

In addition, 200 members of the company's tour groups and one year of service will participate in the parade. Among the students who are participating in Friday's march are 15-year-old Noa Sela from Tel Aviv, 14-year-old Yoav Tal and Omri Eliash, 15, both from Haifa.


"We will demand from Knesset members that you choose in two weeks to promote a quick and just transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, to promote a law that prohibits sale," Sela told Maariv. "To develop a clean and efficient public transport that will serve as an alternative to private cars, to establish in-depth study programs on the climate crisis."

"For me, being an adolescent is not just [about using] Instagram and Netflix," Sela explained. "I understand that if we do not preserve the environment, life will be endangered. It is time for us to bring about a change in the way we look at nature and know how to evaluate it our environment."

Tal explained that the parade is important "in order to raise awareness of the global climate crisis, which does not skip Israel and may lead to waves of immigration, wars over water and resources, as well as an unprecedented increase in lack of food, starvation, and not to mention the mass extinction of animals already taking place in nature.

"The studies place 2030 as a point of no return, and this is the future of my generation, just as the generation before me made sure that Israeli nature was preserved for me, it is important for me to preserve nature for my children and grandchildren," he said.

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