The Effect of Dams on Global Warming

The Effect of Dams on Global Warming

There are 2 comments on the Environmental News Network story from Aug 20, 2012, titled The Effect of Dams on Global Warming. In it, Environmental News Network reports that:

A new study has revealed the under-appreciation that exists for the role dams play in climate change; how the reservoirs behind them can cause surges of greenhouse gases as the water levels go up and down.

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#1 Aug 20, 2012
Who says humans are benign?

80,000 dams in USA alone!

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2012
1. Reduce our personal carbon footprint by 20 percent in the next year.

2. Stop subsidizing fossil fuels.

3. Vote for Obama/Biden.

4. Shift towards more vegetarian diets.

5. Scientists better communicate the scientific facts underlying climate change.+

6. Scientists and engineers develop cheap alternative energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.+

7. Reduce waste water treatment costs.*

8. Reduce costs to absorb CO2 from industrial activities.*

9. Manage the timing, magnitude, and speed of reservoir drawdowns in order to mitigate methane releases to the atmosphere.^

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