Video Sum­ma­ry: While they are often tout­ed as a source of “clean ener­gy”, the neg­a­tive effects of dams on over­all hydrol­o­gy, down­stream ecosys­tems, and near­by human pop­u­la­tions out­weigh the ben­e­fits of ener­gy gen­er­a­tion. Fur­ther­more, due to the methane released by decay­ing plants in flood­ed areas, dams actu­al­ly con­tribute to cli­mate change on a lev­el com­pa­ra­ble to con­ven­tion­al pow­er plants.

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