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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Is Venice Worth Saving ?

The mayor of Venice is opposing Mose -- the barriers designed to prevent the flooding of Venice -- because it will cause environmental damage.

Just who is he the mayor of? The fish who swim in the lagoon, or the people of Venice?

According to the article:

But it wasn't until 1966, when a super high-tide swamped the city, destroying the homes of some 5,000 people, that Venice's elders decided to take action.

I would hate to be one of those 5,000 people hearing the mayor choosing environmental concerns over their homes.