The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel

The Land Is Full Addressing Overpopulation in Israel An assessment of how Israel s extraordinary population growth undermines the country s environment social equity and quality of life and what must be done about it During the past sixty eight years

  • Title: The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel
  • Author: Alon Tal
  • ISBN: 9780300216882
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An assessment of how Israel s extraordinary population growth undermines the country s environment, social equity, and quality of life and what must be done about it During the past sixty eight years, Israel s population has increased from one to eight million people Such exponential growth has produced acute environmental and social crises in this tiny country Alon Tal,An assessment of how Israel s extraordinary population growth undermines the country s environment, social equity, and quality of life and what must be done about it During the past sixty eight years, Israel s population has increased from one to eight million people Such exponential growth has produced acute environmental and social crises in this tiny country Alon Tal, one of Israel s foremost environmentalists, considers the ramifications of the extraordinary demographic shift, from burgeoning pollution and dwindling natural resources to overburdened infrastructure and overcrowding Based on extensive fieldwork and interviews, the book examines the origins of Israel s population policies and how they must change to support a sustainable future.

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    1. In my experience, talking about overpopulation rarely makes you a crowd's favorite anywhere. But in Israel, it outright classifies you as a heartless selfish monster at best and the reincarnation of Ahasuerus/Xerxes at worst. As Prof. Alon Tal more elegantly puts it: "The rare call to reexamine the merits of geometric population growth is greeted by most Israelis with a mix of perplexity and indignation" (p.7).Tal lists many reasons for that cecity, from the zeal of religious (and not so religio [...]

    2. I came at this from a demographic perspective and found it to have an excellent history of Israel and description of the current state of the country’s rapidly growing population.

    3. A must-read book for anyone concerned about the future of the land of Israel and eventually the earth. We need to start acting now.

    4. This book will thoroughly satisfy anyone with an interest in its topic and should be required reading for all Israeli legislators and policy makers. Agree or disagree with the author's conclusions and specific recommendations, anyone reading this book will be enlightened and/or challenged by the clear and compelling facts and arguments. At the end of the book's penultimate chapter, just before he spells out his policy recommendations, the author writes the following:"Today, in the shadow of the [...]

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