Dec 02 2011
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Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers

Google Earth Tour Reveals How a Global Dam Boom Could Worsen the Climate Crisis

International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award. The production was launched on the first day of the COP 17 climate meeting in Durban. The video and tour allow viewers to explore 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.

One Response to “Wrong Climate for Damming Rivers”

  1. Mikko Virtanen says:

    Some new research showing greenhouse gas emissions from temperate reservoirs:

    Sobek et al (2012): Extreme organic carbon burial fuels intense methane bubbling in a temperate reservoir (Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 39, L01401)