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By the way, you're aways going to find shills for austerity in any situation. Take the Daily Mail: Is the financial crisis good for the environment? Pollution falls by 40 per cent in Greece since 2008 (7 January 2013)
* Researchers record drop in nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide
  • Fewer people using cars as householders save money in austerity cuts
  • Reduction in industries of 30 per cent  causes lesser emissions
Just a month later on CBC: Air pollution in Athens escalates due to government's austerity measures (February 8, 2013)
If it smells like pine spirit in parts of Greece these days, they have the smoke from home heating fires to thank for it. And not in a good way. Air pollution is the latest fallout from the Greek austerity measures. People are burning trees from the parks, old furniture -- anything to avoid paying soaring new taxes on heating oil.
But hey, fewer cars and heavy industry!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 22nd, 2014 at 04:41:41 PM EST
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