Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dams cause climate change

Copyright © 2011 Ramaswami Ashok Kumar

Change Could Cause Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions read a racy article in an US Climate Emergency Council article authored by DENNIS BUECKERT dated July 4, 2006. It is the other way round right now and the issue is Dams are causing climate change here and now! The electrical load demands and agricultural and other consumptive water uses worldwide are causing surge waves of changes in water pressure heads of hundreds of kilometers per second at the centers of gravity of water masses behind reservoirs in heavily dammed regions. In addition during the monsoons, the rapid build up of water masses behind dams are causing similar surges of water pressure build up. These are causing a constant rubbing action at the two sides of fractures in rocks at faults. Friction is releasing enormous heat. See
for the dynamics of the interconnection between the hotspots so created, the melting of the rocks and the occurrence of the earthquakes in deterministic fashion. The heat causes floods, landslides, hurricanes and the resultant climate change even resulted in another response of the earth to man's interference in nature's processes: The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic as shown in the URL:
Aware thinking people say I am way ahead of my times. But the fact is that this reflects a basic lacuna of modern civilisation: Dare not see the whole truth, there is no money in it! That means:"In living in this world by his own will and skill, the stupidest peasant or tribesman is more competent than the most intelligent worker or technician or intellectual IN A SOCIETY OF SPECIALISTS." -Wendell Berry.1975. The Unsettling of America:Culture and Agriculture.Sierra Club Books. CA.[Capitals mine]. The subject is dealt with in detail in the URL: which contains linkages to other URLs connected to the subject.