The Chinese refer to it as "the lake within the gorges." It will meander 385 miles upstream through cliffs, all the way from the concrete ‘megadam’ near Yichang upriver to Chongqing....
But because of the predetermination of its construction, certain consequences associated with the Three Gorges Dam are inevitable, especially those resulting from the inundation zones....
Since 1954, Chinese and foreign scientists and engineers have devoted themselves to the planning, design and consulting work of the project.
As planned, the capacity of Three Gorges dam, 17 million kilowatts, will top that of the largest dam currently operating by 40 percent.
So basically to sum this all up The Three Gorges Dam is already producing massive amounts of energy, and with more we could make China and even the world a much greener place.
A current controversial human activity or development called Three Gorges Dam in China that has negatively impacted the environment.
Write a 1000-1200 word essay that makes an argument for protecting the resource/environment that is negatively affected by the Three Gorges Dam project. In addition to the environmental impacts, identify the social, political, economic and ethical issues the human activity or development raises.
The essay will present the viewpoint (thesis) that the resource/environment negatively affected by the Three Gorges Dam project is in need of protection. You will support this viewpoint with evidence in order to persuade the reader of its validity.
The more specific the topic, the better your essay is likely to be
Faced with international, as well as domestic, criticism about the ecological and social havoc the Three Gorges Dam would cause, the government of China has remained unnerved and has started construction on this highly questionable project....