Despite the inability to produce more life-giving CO2, I can go with this, benefits all round. Save the wildlife and build a dam:
From the University of Copenhagen: Global boom in hydropower expected this decade An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20…
The use of dams for electricity is a topic that haunts the ‘carbonistas’, when I discussed dams in a post with reference to my own Kimberley region, a couple of years ago. That post was based on a discussion David Archibald put out for comment on Warwick Hughes blog.
That ties in perfectly with our own governments’ agenda.
Jonova destroyed that other dam:
Chief ‘carbonista’, and failed Labor environment minister Tony Bourke, is mortified, along with Wayne Swan. Even more mortifying for them, Abbott is now Prime Minister and Barnaby Joyce wants to build dams:
Update, I bet the Brits wouldn’t mind a few dams instead of thousands of bird choppers: