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Climate Change Photography Contest 2007

Dammed

Special Mention: Dipankar Ghose – Dammed: A series of hydroelectric dams across the Teesta river are touted as a solution to energy shortage. In truth, the dams have resulted in the destruction of forests. Together with downstream effects, including the degradation of wetlands and the loss of aquatic biodiversity, this has reduced the ability of the region to sequester and store carbon, thus aggravating climate change.

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