Global Warming.

Israel and Global Warming

      On April 25th, 2005 Elizabeth Kolbert stated, “People tend to focus on the here and now. The problem is that, once global warming is something that most people can feel in the course of their daily lives, it will be too late to prevent much larger, potentially catastrophic changes.” This quote has been applied to Israel, a country that has fallen behind in protecting our dear earth. As a representative from Israel, I realize that our country has abused the planet and the consequences of global warming here are inevitable. In the past decade, Israel has been pulverized by flooded coastlines, intense droughts, increased competition for water and strong storms. I am aware of all the substandard events have taken place, but do realize that things are being done in order to save our country from these disasters and unfortunate global events. Israel is now aware of the misfortune that we, along with many others, have brought upon this Earth, a burden which cannot be removed unless actions are taken. Global warming is not only damaging the air around us, but the economy too. Ever since global warming has been perceived as an issue, there has been agricultural devastation which has created a huge economic downfall. There has been an increase in water process, and dried up farms which can no longer provide food to our people. Israel, being a beautiful country, has had tourism being a huge money maker. Unfortunately, beach erosion has led to a decrease in tourists and a 1.6 billion dollar lost. Here in Israel, we have dealt with the worst, and are more than prepared to lift this burden.
      I shall start off with facts about how global warming and environmental tribulations have harmed our country personally. There has been an increase in average temperatures up to 1.8 degrees, a drop of 4 to 8 percent on annual precipitation, a 10% increase in evapo-transpiration, the rise in sea levels by 12-88 cm, increase of carbon dioxide in the...