Desert is claiming southeast Spain (Herald Tribune)

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      Anonymous
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      FORTUNA, Spain: Lush fields of lettuce and hothouses of tomatoes line the roads. Verdant new developments of plush pastel vacation homes beckon buyers from Britain and Germany. Golf courses – 54 of them, all built in the past decade and most in the past three years – give way to the beach. At last, this hardscrabble corner of southeast Spain is thriving….

      http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/02/europe/dry.php

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      by the Herald Tribune

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      Anonymous
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      The potential future scenario of Murcia having 54 golf courses, a pool in many a back garden, and nothing coming out the taps?

      The quote….

      “Politicians think in four-year blocks, so its O.K. as long as it doesn’t run out on their watch,”

      … sums up for me, the ‘forward-thinking’ evident in so much of what we see around us, in this part of Spain.

      I despair 😕

    • #83526
      mike
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      @iano wrote:

      The potential future scenario of Murcia having 54 golf courses, a pool in many a back garden, and nothing coming out the taps?

      The quote….

      “Politicians think in four-year blocks, so its O.K. as long as it doesn’t run out on their watch,”

      … sums up for me, the ‘forward-thinking’ evident in so much of what we see around us, in this part of Spain.

      I despair 😕

      The ecological effect is almost mirroring the financial collapse. It’s uncanny. Didn’t anyone see this coming when they built in a desert? I think the town planners are going to look rather silly.

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