Governments and world leaders: Stop creating hydro electric dams that require mass evacuation.
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Governments and world leaders: Stop creating hydro electric dams that require mass evacuation.

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      A Sacred Relationship with Mother Earth

These projects claim to bring cheaper power to nations but they have uprooted peoples, scarred the face of the earth and mainly benefited large multi national corporations mainly mining companies.

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Governments and world leaders
Stop creating hydro electric dams that require mass evacuation.

These projects claim to bring cheaper power to nations but they have uprooted peoples, scarred the face of the earth and mainly benefited large multi national corporations like mining companies.

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    • Minache Sawh CLEARWATER, SURINAME
      • over 1 year ago

      Government should think before the rush to implement modern technology that can cause their people to lose their history, traditions and work.

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    • Dawn Arno NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have had personal experience of this folly, and witnessed first hand the poor decision making process that governments engage in. This was contemplated in Guyana in early 70's and would have killed unknown numbers of our Amerindians, the indigenous people of the country. The government had no way to notify the people who would have been killed, had no idea how many would have been, and the impact on wild life and forest would have been horrendous. These are decisions that have ramifications for the world, for all of us, and no politicians should be allowed to make short term decisions that have such lasting consequences for mankind.

      Dawn Forde Arno

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    • Alexander Sancho BROOKLYN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am aware; on too numerous occasions the aboriginals of the land are displaced. Also they are not suitably compensated. Often safety and environmental and ecological concerns are disregarded. Feasibility studies are catch phrases of political and financial interests.

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    • Berbice Academy BERBICE, GUYANA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Surely there must be other forms of energy which does not require the destruction of nature and the lives of peoples who have looked after the Earth for thousands of years.

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    • Tariq Getrouw PARAMARIBO, SURINAME
      • almost 2 years ago

      Safe the human species.

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