Forest loss increased annually for 25 years at oldest Amazon mega-dam

Published on
January 15, 2016

The paper in which Brice Mora co-authored has been cited as the main paper in the news article published by Glenn Scherer in the Mongabay Series: Amazon Infrastructure.

The newsitem reflects on the main impacts of the immense dam constructions in the Amazone. In a separate study, scientists found that wholesale deforestation of the Amazon could reduce region-wide rainfall, which would significantly decrease river flows and hydroelectric generating capacity, a reality that dam planners have yet to take into account, meaning that many planned dam energy estimates are likely too high.