The land is full: addressing overpopulation in Israel

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Haven
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages377
ISBN (Electronic)0300224958, 9780300224955
ISBN (Print)0300216882, 9780300216882
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Quality of life -- Israel
  • Sustainable development -- Israel
  • Israel -- Population


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