Forest fires are a recurrent problem in Spanish summers, as it also happens in other countries as the US or Australia. The risk is increased with urban sprawl. Luis Galiana’s text (english version) is a good reminder of that problem and the need to adress it.
This is the area of San Pascual, north of Manila. What is striking is not what seems (I have never visited the Philippines) to be an urban sprawl dynamic, quite common on many places around the world, but rather the fact that most of the “greenfields” seem, in fact, water… Which in a costal plain means a great chance for climatic (or mere tide) vulnerability, and probably also means these areas are not the most favorished… The image has an aesthetic beauty, but I’m far from sure that this translates into a healthy living context. Anyone knows the area?