Treading water

By now, even the most casual Web surfers have happened upon the photos of Venice under water, with determined tourists and residents ankle-, knee- or hip-deep in the Piazza San Marco. Although the news reports have often segued into discussions of global warming, most of us know the Venetians have had this problem for centuries.

For the last decade, a fairly short time given this long history, the Italian government has been working on a multibillion-dollar engineering solution dubbed MOSE that would close off the lagoon during periods of high water.

Its completion is at least another year away. That’s something to feel good about, but we’d feel a lot better if the phrase for which MOSE is an acronym didn’t translate as “Experimental Electromechanical Module.”

Italian is a lovely language, but is this the best they could do?
This page is protected by Copyright laws. Do Not Copy. Purchase Reprint
blog comments powered by Disqus

View Comment Guidelines

Please upgrade your Flash Player.
Please upgrade your Flash Player.

Travel Weekly Poll

Voices

  • Consumer media discover that travel agents do exist

    "Contrary to some thoughts, travel agents do exist ... We are usually able to get clients better prices, and we know we can see that clients have better experiences. And as our personal motto is: Our Service Travels With You."

    More»

TW Index: Most Active Stocks

Latest Top News:
Caribbean
Europe
Travel Weekly is on Facebook
Viewpoints For Travel Agents
Travel Weekly Topics