‘Sea Levels Will Rise by Half a Meter, Enough to Flood Cities. Think of Tel Aviv’

Avner Furshpan is a busy man these days. After a series of heavy rains and flooding in Israel, and amid growing talks of climate change globally, the head of the climatology branch of the Israel Meteorological Service has been deluged with phone calls seeking information and demanding that reports be prepared.

Are Israeli officials waking up to the problem of climate change late in the game? “Maybe, but at least they have woken up,” answered Furshpan in an interview with TheMarker last week. “If they haven’t done anything until now, it doesn’t mean that they have missed out.”

A condensed version of the interview follows.