Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
China is almost finished with the Three Gorges Dam, it’s biggest construction project since the Great Wall. The Dam, btw, is visible from every satellite in space.
The dam is a mile and half long and creates a reservoir 370 miles up the Yangtze River.
China says the $28 billion dam will help reduce the frequency of killer floods in the lower Yangtze region. In the process, however, it will displace more than 1.2 million people from about 1,200 villages. At least they knew it was coming.
A little more than 1/10th of those displaced were sent packing a long distance with no sufficient payback.
The dam is 606 feet high….and took 15 years to build.
It will produce 85 billion kilowatt-hours a year = to the output of 18 coal or nuclear power plants.
Additionally, it has a flood storage capacity the size of Oregon’s Crater Lake.
Perhaps more than anything, China wants to say, “Look what we can do!”
Yep…look what they can do. And then?
What do you think?