A Documentary by Ulrich Eichelmann
The fight against global warming should save our planet. Instead, it is speeding up the destruction of our nature and biodiversity.
Climate Crimes takes you behind the scenes of destructive energy policies disguised as green solutions to climate change.
Ulrich Eichelmann and his team visit the Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq, the rainforests of the Amazon and Indonesia, Turkey’s Southeast, as well as protected sites in Germany. All of them could be destroyed within the next decades due to hydropower plants, palm oil plantations and maize fields used to produce biofuel and biogas.
Yet Climate Crimes is a story of unique landscapes, rare species and of humans living in harmony with nature. It is a film about beauty and threats.
“This film will shake things up. Hopefully.”
Christian Rathner, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF
“What is currently happening in the name of climate conservation and a green economy is really a rampage against the natural world, a slap in the face of ecological reason.”
Prof. Niko Paech, Economist.
Duration: 54 minutes
Language: German + English
Written and directed by
Find out in this video what a lower water level as a consequence of hydropower means for fish. The problem of "shallow water zones" due to reservoir flushing has been known for years. The ecological effects on river and fauna are immense. Sorry, in German only.
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Watch this cartoon and educate yourself about the many "benefits" of small hydropower developments:
Small Hydro Power from Tom11 Films on Vimeo.
Dams not only have ecological repercussions, but often social ones as well. The Guardian reports about indigenous people being terrorized due to their oppositions to a planned mega-dam in Guatemala: Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala
Two opinions: Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yaşar Yakış and Ulrich Eichelmann in an interview with the Turkish magazine “Turkish Review” about the consequences of dams, Ilisu and others: Two views on… Water: With Yaşar Yakış and Ulrich Eichelman
In the film Climate Crimes, Azzam Alwash – conservation visionary and founder of the Iraqi NGO “Nature Iraq” – spoke about the consequences of dams for the Mesopotamian Marshes in Iraq. For his efforts in restoring these Marshes he has now won this year’s Goldman Prize – at US$ 150,000 [...]
Vienna, 8/4/2013 Big honour for Climate Crimes: the Arabic news channel Al Jazeera nominated the documentary about environmental crimes committed in the name of climate protection for its renown Film Festival in Doha/Qatar from April 18 to 21. Out of 1,392 submitted films, only 205 made the cut – and [...]
Finally the English version of Climate Crimes is ready and available on DVD. You can order it via email.
This documentary takes you behind the scenes of energy policies disguised as green solutions to climate change. If you have seen this film, you will think different about some of the green [...]