Big promises, little action on climate change - Israel News
The State of Israel made a solemn international commitment to do its part in the worldwide effort to prevent global warming. President Shimon Peres stood at the head of the government delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and declared Israel’s willingness to reduce CO2 emissions 20 percent by the year 2020.2009: Fundamentalists Wage War on Science, Climate Change Facts on EthicsDaily.com
In retrospect, it would seem that there has not yet been a promise to the international community that Israel has so insouciantly flouted. In practice, the government delegation had hardly boarded the plane back home before it forgot its zeal for global solidarity and the meaning of delivering on the diplomatic lip service it had disingenuously spouted.
Since the president’s pledge, greenhouse emissions have only risen faster. Indeed this summer saw electricity demand increase by more than 10 percent relative to previous years.) At the same time, the issue has quietly disappeared from the public agenda.
Why are American Christian fundamentalists waging a war on science? They wage war against the science of climate change.