Dams: A Blessing Or Curse
The debate of whether dams are a blessing or a curse depends on which side of the fence you are. Over 48,000 dams are in operation worldwide for providing drinking water, irrigate land, produce Hydro-Electricity and prevent floods. Yet, today, over one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.
More than double that number lack basic sanitation. Two billion people have no access to electricity. Almost a billion people have been displaced by force. And those numbers are set to rise. And after a decade long study, the scientists recently concluded that the natural flow of water from highlands which carries a large quantity of organic and inorganic waste and diverted to the giant reservoir of static water produces enormous quantity of methane gas which forms a cloud on the stratosphere of the earth trapping immense heat causing greenhouse effect of global warming, resulting in melting of arctic glaciers, rising of sea level and consequent flooding of low lands and further destruction of habitat, forests and green cover, the lifeline of this planet...
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