After broadcasting a show praising the Saemangeum reclamation in 2010, the Discovery Channel is once again encouraging environmentally harmful development projects. Below is the transcription of an advertisement they are currently screening every hour, presented in the format of one of their own documentaries:
“South Korea, a leader in cutting-edge technology. And now its taking on global warming and natures fury, by re-engineering its rivers into smart rivers.
What goes into these intelligent waterways? First, dredging. The riverbeds are dredged deep, allowing the rivers to flow better.
Step two: adding dams and weirs, that either completely stop, or regulate the flow of water.
And there’s an even more important component: flood and rain control centers. The result is the Four Rivers Project, a development by the Korean Government.
These rivers are given a new lease on life. Man and nature, now in harmony.
Total water service provider. K-Water.”