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To: RonHolzwarth

Oh, there is another thing I forgot to mention - the Three Gorges Dam is very, very far from where China needs the energy. The electricity produced will have to be transported great distances.

Another problem that I didn't point out above - a lot of China's best farmland will be flooded. That's good for the United States and other food producing nations, though. China will need a LOT of food to feed that huge and growing population! But, will they be able to pay for it?

And, as a matter of intellectual honesty, I really ought to point out the positive effect of the dam - it is not ALL bad.

The Yellow River has historically flooded over and over, costing thousands of lives. The Three Gorges Dam, if successful, will end that for a time.


10 posted on 09/06/2004 8:46:33 AM PDT by RonHolzwarth ("History repeats itself - first as tragedy, then as farce" - Karl Marx)
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To: RonHolzwarth

I think the 30's term was "liebenschraum"


16 posted on 09/06/2004 10:58:01 AM PDT by printhead
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