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New video on climate change and hydropower

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 399265
Date 2011-11-29 19:39:40

International Rivers has created a state-of-the-art Google Earth 3-D tour
and video narrated by Nigerian activist Nnimmo Bassey, Chair of Friends of
the Earth International and winner of the prestigious Right Livelihood
Award. The production was launched yesterday at COP17 in Durban.

The tour illustrates how melting glaciers in the Himalayas may lead to
higher flood and safety risks for communities living downstream of dams.
The tour plunges the viewer deep inside one of Brazil's dirtiest
reservoirs, at the Tucurui Dam, to visualize how rotting organic material
creates methane gas, which bubbles up from dam reservoirs to emit
greenhouse gases in the tropics. The tour visualizes what smaller,
decentralized projects would look like that could more efficiently
eradicate energy poverty in Africa than large dams, while also reducing
the economic risks of drought-crippled dams.

To access the video on the International Rivers website, you may click

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