[MGSA-L] The smog of austerity -- an environmental disaster in the making

Christos D. Katsetos cd_katsetos at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 26 18:52:10 PST 2013


In January 2013, Greece was already "literally breathing in the fumes 
of its recession."

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/01/the-fog-of-austerity-this-smoke-cloud-is-the-ultimate-symbol-of-greeces-depression/272626/

A year later, Greek Macedonia's largest city, Thessaloniki, is facing an
insidious environmental disaster with long-term public health implications.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_23/12/2013_533591
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_23/12/2013_533499
http://www.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_kathremote_1_26/12/2013_533778


Meanwhile, illegal smuggling of heating oil runs rampant. In the face of a

looming environmental and public health crisis, one third of the governing 
coalition "New Democracy" party’s deputies (MPs), tabled a motion seeking 
easing of tax on heating oil, which was reflexly rejected by Greece's illustrious
government ministers of finance, environment, and health.
http://www.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_kathremote_1_25/12/2013_533750



N.B. Of possible interest is the recent op-ed (in Greek) by Professor B. Markesinis

spelling out a strategic plan to counter Greece's grueling downward economic spiral.  http://www.dimokratianews.gr/print/21302


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Christos D. Katsetos, MD, PhD, FRCPath
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