A Dam-Building Boom is Transforming the Brazilian Amazon

Philip Fearnside is one of the greatest authorities in the world of environmental knowledge about the Amazon. He is a member of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE).

Brazil is in the midst of a dam-building spree in the Amazon basin that is changing the face of the world’s largest tropical forest region. The boom is driven by the country’s agricultural and heavy industrial interests, is being carried out with little regard to the impacts on indigenous people and the environment, is proceeding with little effort to capitalize on the nation’s vast renewable energy potential, and is often fueled by corruption.

Read more at:

Fearnside, P.M. 2017. How a dam-building boom is transforming the Brazilian Amazon. Yale Environment 360, 26 September 2017.

Fearnside, P.M. 2017. Como o boom na construção de represas está transformando o Amazonas no Brasil. Yale Environment 360, 26 de setembro de 2017.

Fearnside, P.M. 2017. El auge de la construcción de presas está transformando el Amazonas en Brasil. Yale Environment 360, 26 Septiembre 2017.

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