In recent years the climate crisis has evolved from a scientific term to a tangible reality.
Our planet is in existential danger due to climate change. This is an emergency. The great challenge facing humanity today is the environmental challenge, and the most severe and irreversible environmental challenge is unprecedented species and ecosystem loss. Since we rely on ecosystems for our existence, this is a challenge that the world must address.
This exhibition illustrates the complex reality and processes that cause it, alongside predictions for the future, in a hands-on way that arouses the visitors’ curiosity, and raises questions and opportunities for changing personal habits. The latest scientific findings in the field and the effect of the crisis on us and on nature, in Israel, and around the world, are displayed in the exhibition using interactive media, videos, and an online personal carbon footprint calculator, which was developed especially for the exhibition and adapted for Israel.
The exhibition explains that the climate crisis is here, everywhere, but it’s still not too late to fix the situation, and the change must begin with each and every one of us.
The exhibition is on display in the multipurpose gallery on Level 3 and throughout the museum.
Scientific curation | Judi Lax
Curation and experience design | Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari
Steering committee | Prof. Tamar Dayan, Alon Sapan, Prof. Shmulik Marco, Prof. Colin Price, Prof. Noga Kronfeld-Schor, Prof. Menachem Goren, Dr. Jonathan Belmaker, Dr. Yael Gavrieli, Tamar Zadok, Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari, Judi Lax
Scientific consultation | Prof. On Barak, Prof. Adi Wolfson, Prof. Hadas Sa’aroni, Prof. Avi Kribus, Prof. Moti Stein, Prof. Marcelo Sternberg, Dr. Ahuva Almogi-Labin, Dr. Vered Balas, Dr. Miriam Bar-Matios, Dr. Avner Ayalon, Dr. Ram Hashmonay, Dr. Diana Laufer, Dr. Orli Ronen, Dr. Yehoshua Shkedy, Israel Galon, Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry for Environmental Protection – Natural Resources Cluster, Authority for Environmental Quality and Sustainability at Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Prof. Bella Galil, Dr. Amos Belmaker, Dr. Omri Bronstein, Dr. Netta Dorchin, Dr. Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham, Dr. Dafna Langgut, Dr. Shira Fenner Rosenwasser, Dr. Yuval Sapir