Create a 10 pages page paper that discusses the three gorges dam: the life of forced migrant and their marginalization. To address this issue of energy production, the Chinese government with the help of international experts and donors has constructed the Three Gorges Dam. This project on the Yangtze River spans many years back and completed in 2006, though some areas are yet to be conclusively finished. The dam has become a source of renewable source of energy for the country but has resulted in one of the largest forced human migration in history, something ignored by the government (Barber & Grainne 3).
The dam cost over thirty billion dollars to construct, and is the biggest hydro-generating power plant in the world, producing over eighteen thousand megawatts of electricity. The project has occupied a vast area. The dam has been very important, as it has enabled the country to produce the much-needed energy for economic advancement benefiting even the interiors of the country. The river on which it is built has also become more navigable enabling more shipping activities to be carried out and thus boosting economic development. The dam massive electricity production has drastically reduced coal consumption in the country and consequently reduced green house gases emission. Reduction of coal consumption has been hailed as economically and environmental friendly (Yuefang & Shawn 26).
However, the dam has far-reaching negative humanitarian crisis than thought. The environmental conditions of the area have been greatly altered. The weather pattern change with floods rocking the country in 2009 has been attributed to the project. The sediment buildup around and in the dam would greatly hamper the flood control capacity of the area with effects of sediments already being felt sooner than expected. The animal life of various species has been negatively affected with animals such as the white Flag becoming endangered. Perhaps the most affected are the forced migrants.