A tragedy foretold

I’ve more or less given up on the story of Xylella in Italy. It is just too distressing. But I continue to follow the news as best as I can, which today brought a post containing this little nugget:

Three thousand eradicated trees, as foreseen by Silletti’s plan, would have represented a drop in the ocean, a small price to pay – however painful it might have been – to avoid a catastrophe.

Three thousand, or about four million? You do the math. Self-serving, anti-scientific, rabble-rousing cretins look on course to destroying the economy of the region.

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