Climate Change

Published on August 9th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


Hoover Dam Tour (+ Snapshot Of Extreme Drought In Colorado River Basin)

August 9th, 2014 by

Last year, ABB hosted me on a tour of the Hoover Dam. It was not as big as I expected, but still amazingly impressive, especially when you considered when it was built.

The first video below covers the dam a bit. However, some of the more amazing points made to me concerned global warming and climate change. The tour guide was willing to step aside for a moment and I filmed her discussing some regional matters related to those global concerns.

Below each of the videos.

A 13-year drought — wow. And the last 2 years of the drought have been the worst 2 years on record for the last 100 years.

Also, if you didn’t catch it, the water supply and demand study the tour guide mentioned is the “Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study,” and it notes that, if things don’t change, the region is going to see a shortfall of 3.2 million acre feed in about 50 years.

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to and click on the relevant buttons.

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