Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wrong Climate for Big Dams

Mount Fitz Roy: Big dam plans are on to tap water from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. (Photo by hiro008/flickr)

By International Rivers

A Google Earth Tour shows a dam boom could worsen the climate crisis. (Video)

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International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International have teamed up to create a Google Earth 3-D tour and video. The production was launched on the first day of the COP 17 climate meeting in Durban. The video and tour tells why dams are not the right answer to climate change, by learning about topics such as reservoir emissions, dam safety, and adaptation while visiting real case studies in Africa, the Himalayas and the Amazon.

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