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Must watch video: Google Earth Tour: How a Global Dam Boom Worsens the Climate Crisis. You’ll hear (maybe for the first time?) the deep voice of the famous human rights activist Nnimmo Bassey. Bassey takes you on a visual walk around the world to discuss the problem of damming rivers - by the thousands. His focus is on how hydro-dams are taking water from millions of locals depending on natural river systems. You have to see it. There’s a link below for more information.

International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International have teamed up to create a Google Earth 3D tour and video narrated by Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey, winner of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award and chair of Friends of the Earth International. The production was launched on the first day of the COP 17 climate meeting in Durban, South Africa on November 28, 2011. The video and tour allow viewers to explore why dams are the wrong 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.

Source: International Rivers

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    didn’t really realize dams were so destructive. it just doesn’t seem like one of the top issues discussed, but this...
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