Snow in Jerusalem, Dec 13th, 2013 Supply: Dosmagazine
Visitor essay by Eric Worrall
Annoyed at Israel’s lack of motion of local weather change.
Now we have sinned towards Israel’s land, water and air: Yom Kippur meals for thought
At this solemn time of penitence, an accounting of the environmental sins we’re visiting upon the Land of Israel’s ecosystems. And a plea for change
By SUE SURKES
On Tuesday evening and Wednesday, Jews all through the world are gathering in synagogues for probably the most solemn day of the 12 months, Yom Kippur — the Day of Atonement.
We cry to the Heavens that we’ve got sinned, and we beg God for forgiveness. In silent prayer, we beat our chests and record the a number of misdeeds dedicated by the Jewish Individuals as an entire.
So, within the spirit of Yom Kippur, and within the hope that the approaching 12 months will see the setting elevated to the identical (and even higher) degree of significance as safety and diplomacy, here’s a collection of sins that we’ve got visited upon the Land of Israel’s ecosystems and the setting that sustains us all.
Now we have sinned by paying too little consideration to renewable vitality. In a rustic blessed with sunshine, simply three.5% of vitality was being renewably produced by the top of final 12 months, the majority by photo voltaic panels. By December of this 12 months, that determine is predicted to rise to solely 5%. The prospect of the federal government reaching its declared aim of producing 10 p.c of electrical energy from renewables by 2020, and 17% by 2030, appears to be like more and more distant.
Now we have sinned by failing to teach the general public about environmental points and to arrange it to address the results of local weather change, with the end result that public consciousness is pitifully low.
Learn extra: https://www.timesofisrael.com/we-have-sinned-against-israels-land-water-and-air-yom-kippur-food-for-thought/
Given a inhabitants density of 1067 folks / sq. mile, I ponder the place Sue Surkes expects her countrymen to place all that new renewable infrastructure she desires them to construct?