The Climate Change Emergency Plan is dead, and soon we will be too?
It is 2022 and half a minute to twelve. We live on the brink of extinction.
Yet, our government dropped the price of car fuel by some 18.6%.
Why, for heaven’s sake (pun intended), did it make car use cheaper and not public transportation?
Oh, wait, public transportation got cheaper too. Wait again. Only 3.8%. We got thrown a bone. The travel prices the ministry gave to the press (of course) don’t correspond with the amounts Rav-Kav charges us.
When we travel more per bus, we won’t get a reduction but a surcharge of 92.4%. Bye bye cheaper travel. For instance, the cheapest daypass is now limited to 15 km. No one knows the meaning: 15 km in the bus, an urban area with a 15 km radius, or a circle of 15 km around the point where your travel started? In contrast, when the car rides more than a certain distance, you don’t need to pay a higher gas price. Bad!! Rav-Kav told me that a daypass Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, has no changed price. No discount.
NB 1: Public transportation should be free anyway.
NB 3: A good way to slash traffic casualties is to slash car use.
We’re on our way to going extinct but in the comfort of our own cars?
Wasn’t this government green? Ah, elections. Blood money for the voters.
We, the public must wake up and reject this populism! This is like giving cigars to the nicotine-addicted instead of creating more detox places.
We shouldn’t die cheaper. Let us live cheaper! And, our lives aren’t cheap.