Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News


Climate Change Crisis Even Worse Than Thought – New UN Report

Work on fighting against Climate Change and its ill affects has been going on for years now in Israel.

climate change

The threat of Climate Change to planet Earth and the future of humanity is not only very real, but it is getting worse. This was reported by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC. In this the latest report it was also reiterated that the problems are being caused by the activities of people and can only be reversed through new actions.

“This report is a dire warning about the consequences of inaction,” said Hoesung Lee, Chair of the IPCC. “It shows that climate change is a grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a healthy planet. Our actions today will shape how people adapt and nature responds to increasing climate risks.”

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

The IPCC says that the world now faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades. It anticipates a global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F) in that period of toime. Even temporarily exceeding this warming level will result in additional severe impacts, some of which will be irreversible. Risks for society will increase, including to infrastructure and low-lying coastal settlements, say the experts.

So, what can be done in order to avoid mounting loss of life, biodiversity and infrastructure? The report calls for ambitious, accelerated action to adapt to climate change, at the same time as making rapid, deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. So far, progress on adaptation is uneven and there are increasing gaps between action taken and what is needed to deal with the increasing risks, the new report finds. These gaps are largest among lower-income populations.

Work on fighting against Climate Change and its ill affects has been going on for years now in Israel. Its Startup Nation high tech sector is ripe with companies that are developing new green technologies and new agricultural products. Israeli firms find ways to turn the humidity in the air into drinking water, news ways to recycle waste into new products and even use it for energy and, of course, are at the forefront of advancing renewable energies such as solar power.

And that is not all. Israeli firms are also at the forefront of developing alternatives to animal based food products. This is not just about vegetarianism. The breeding and raising of animals like chickens and cows for their meat, milk and eggs is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Tremendous energy is used in their breeding, a great deal of food must be grown and processed for them to eat and they leave behind tons of waste every year that gets into the ecosystem and drinking water supply in many places.

Savor Eat and Redefine Meat are just a few examples of such firms.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.