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The Lake Effect: Large Dams Contribute To Man-Made Climate Change

In Environment, Human Rights, India, Water Crisis on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

New research is showing how the building of large dams is impacting climate change.

As the world’s third largest dam builder….is India listening?

With 4,300 large dams already constructed and many more in the pipeline, India is one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders. Large dams in India are estimated to have submerged about 37,500 square kilometres – an area almost the size of Switzerland – and displaced tens of millions of people. Because of these impacts, and the inequitable distribution of risks and riches that large dams bring, people in India have been fighting dams for decades. (International Rivers)

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