Saturday, August 12, 2006

0815: Second post of the day.

Continuing the theme of my last post . . .

The second reason why I suspect the smallness of the land plots in Galicia may assist the rapid spread of fire is that it must work against the creation of fire breaks. It’s hard to imagine effective collective action when the firebreak would consume most or even all the surface area of the plots of numerous owners. In fact, I guess it would only take one unwilling owner to kibosh the whole scheme.

If this is true, then the answer must be compulsory purchase and the creation of effective fire breaks by the local government. Hardly a vote winner so it may not lie in the realm of practical politics.

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