By the Green Zionist Alliance.
Just as the majority of all people in the world live near the sea, so too do the majority of Jews. But Jews have a special connection to the sea. Israel, our homeland, has four seas — and they are all in trouble. The Galilee has been so overpumped that the remaining fresh water may become salinated from saltwater springs; about 900 million tons of pollution dumped annually into the Mediterranean has nearly wiped out the Mediterranean monk seal, native to Israel’s coast; higher water temperatures brought on by climate change are bleaching the coral reefs of the Red Sea; and the shrinking Dead Sea is projected to disappear entirely by the year 2050.