So maybe lets stop ruining ecosystems to build them?
Originally posted on Quartz:
Between 2010 and 2035, demand for electricity will require worldwide power generation to increase from 5.2 terawatts to 9.3 terawatts, roughly equal to adding four times the electricity the United States currently generates. In emerging markets around the world, policymakers are responding with enormous dams—the Belo Monte in Brazil, the Diamer-Bhasha in Pakistan, the Jinsha river dams in China, the Myitsone in Myanmar, and the Gilgel Gibe III in Ethiopia—designed to create power and also shift enormous quantities of water.
But researchers at the University of Oxford, led by development experts Atif Ansar and Bent Flyvbjerg, built a database of 245 of the…
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