Country (2030), August 22, 2021, Greece (Wildfires, drought, and lack of planning)
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“Leaving is what crosses everyone's mind,” Kontzias said. “A huge demographic problem lies ahead of us, basically the complete extinction of our society.”
It’s a predicament that has tapped into a deep-seated uncertainty in Greece. Uncertainty over the mounting — and seemingly unstoppable — pileup of climate crises. Uncertainty over the government’s ability to learn from its mistakes. Uncertainty over the fate of an economy already battered by a pandemic and years of austerity measures.
Uncertainty, essentially, over the fate of the country.
Stamouli, Nektaria. 2021. “Greeks fret as crises mount: Will this time be different?” Politico. August 22, 2021.