DamNationHuman impact on the planet is no light topic. When we think of climate change, deforestation, pollution most of us will end up on one side of an imaginary line that shifts and moves from person to person. When the topic of energy production comes up in conversation with new acquaintances you never really know what you will get but often that person will have strong views of their opinion no matter what side of the line they fall on.
Let's say you fall on the renewable energy is good side of the line. First off, welcome, second, this side of the line isn't perfect but you probably already knew that. I live, more or less on the banks of the Columbia River which is one of the most dammed rivers in the world. Hydroelectricity would fall into the category of renewable energy and most people would classify it as " green energy ". While I still find hydroelectricity to be less harmful than coal fire plants it certainly has a very large environmental impact. Now I am only an outdoorsman, I am not all that smart or well-read so rather than try and educate anyone myself I will let the documentary DamNation do the educating. It is an eye-opening documentary and really highlights the fact that dams are likely not the way forward when it comes to nature conservation and energy production but I'll let you come to your own conclusion.