Eco Loon Attacks Hydro Power
By Paul Homewood
Perhaps the loons at EcoWatch need to make up their minds what they want!
Hydropower, falsely sold to the public as a source of "green" or "clean" energy, is expanding at an alarming rate in many of South America’s beautiful and ecologically pristine rivers.
In line with a global trend, many South American governments—backed by multi-national hydropower corporations, international financiers and profit-motivated corruption—continue to endorse hydropower developments as "renewable" sources of energy despite public opposition and dramatic negative environmental impacts.
Hydropower destroys rivers, often forces the relocation of local communities, increases the spread of vector-borne diseases, and disrupts local cultures and ecologies that have evolved together for thousands of years. Perhaps even worse, methane emissions from hydropower reservoirs are making climate change worse.
Quite what right Mr Wockner thinks he has to tell South American countries to do, I don’t know.
I’ve no doubt though that he would be much happier if they returned to their primitive, indigenous lifestyles of the past.