Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:17 PM
As long as the Greek government allows builders and real estate companies to build on deforested land which has been deliberately or accidently destroyed , there will be forest fires every summer and as it appears that global warming is now desertifying land what hope for people in Greece let alone trees.The fact that some people committed murder of innocents seems to have passed the government by. All they need to do is pass a law that states only rebuilding new for old. Of course there is more to this than us mere mortals realise. Somewhere, someone is making a LOT of money from these disasters and from the misery of others. It is unforgivable if the people responsible should get away with their crimes and they should be brought to account. It should also be law that home and business owners be required to have house insurance. Obviously old people and those who are genuinely impoverished should be given assistance with this but then of course how do you insure a building that 'doesn't exist'! (Our house insurance costs a mere 6 Euros a week, worth it for piece of mind) The government were supposed to be doing something about illegal building, have they implemented any laws etc. yet? Their priority now should be that nothing so tragic or horrendous should ever happen again. If it does I don't know how sympathetic other nations will be.