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Energy Revolution Tour 2005
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International Greenpeace actions
W e l t w e i t f o r th e K l i m a s c h u t z
Scoresbysund, Greenland, 4. 7.2005
“Save me,” it says on the banner, which is a polar bear
holds up to the camera. But because polar bears don't
Hold banners, a costumed activist does it
on a melting ice floe under a
Greenpeace tour. In fact, the polar bears belong
among the first victims of climate change. Through the
prolonged summer in the Arctic shortens theirs
Hunting season, they are proven to be thinner, and the
The number of boys is decreasing.
Photo: GP / Steve Morgan
Neurath, Germany, 5.7.2005
While the leaders of the leading
Industrial nations (G8) meet in England
Greenpeace with numerous actions on the need
of global climate protection measures
attentive. In Neurath, near Cologne, project
Activists shared the message “Climate change - made
in Germany “on the cooling towers of a lignite power plant.
belongs to the due to the high CO 2 emissions
Main causes of climate change.
Photo: Bernd Arnold / GP
Charleroi, Belgium, 11. 7.2005
A power plant is also the target of an action in Belgium.
The coal-fired power station is owned by Electrabel, one of the
leading power producer in Europe. The producer
of electricity from nuclear power and coal does not show any
Interest in renewable energies. Greenpeace
requests from the Belgian government with this
Climbing action and a hot air balloon action
to save energy to the coal power plants
to be able to close.
Photo: GP / Layla Aerts
Cape Arctichesky, Russia, summer 2005
One last joke, a final greeting,
then the men say goodbye for over 100
Days to cross the Arctic in canoes.
With the expedition “One
World "teamed up to show that the
Crossing from Russia to Canada via the North Pole
first time is possible without being stopped by the ice
become. Who then still on climate change
doubts, the earth may as well be for one
Photo: GP / Mark Warford
Poster: Natalie Berger
The question of guilt
Floods in Austria, Romania and
Bulgaria, forest fires, drought wave and swarms of locusts
in southern Europe, hurricanes in the US and
Asia, dangerous tropical algae in the Mediterranean; each
These phenomena can be coincidence in themselves, but the
The sum gives a clear picture: We are witnesses
a dramatic change in the world's climate.
According to a recently published survey by the Infoscreen monitor
people give themselves there too
no illusions. 61 percent of Austrians
name climate change as the cause of this
the question of
Not because of it
about punishment and
Atonement would go
because with it
answered at the same time
who most likely
must to prevent worse from happening.
And here, of course, everyone points to the other. In said
In the survey, 68 percent name the economy because
she is only interested in maximizing profits, and politics,
because it does not set any clear boundaries. Only 18 percent of the
Respondents see the greatest guilt with the consumers,
because they consume and buy everything without criticism.
Of course, see politicians and businesspeople
that is different, they like to paint the picture of mature people
Consumers who with their consumption and purchasing behavior
determine the offer.
The answer, how could it be otherwise, lies in that
Center. The consumers mean every day
Eat meat and drive every distance
have to contribute to climate change as much as they do
Entrepreneurs in front of environmental protection measures
press, and how the politicians who fear
in front of voters fail to set the framework for
to create a sustainable society.
Would the different groups use the energies that
they spend to blame others in
Action against climate change would be stuck
already gained a lot.
Dr. Bernhard Drumel
Managing Director of Greenpeace in Central and Eastern Europe
Photo: GP / C. Wurnig
2 INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS
4 ENERGY REVOLUTION TOUR 2005
The Greenpeace ship "Anna" brings a message
from Poland to the Black Sea:
An energy revolution is possible.
6 “I WOULD LIKE TO PICTURE ANNA
IN FRONT OF THE PYRAMIDS "
In conversation with Captain Heiner Kucz on board
of the Greenpeace ship "Anna"
9 CLIMATE REAR LIGHT AUSTRIA
Take the climate quiz and say goodbye
from the illusion that Austria is an environmental model country.
The number of electrical devices is increasing rapidly.
And with it, what is usually only brief after
Lifespan of which remains: electronic scrap.
14 BLOOD DIAMONDS
Diamonds are coveted objects. But what sparkles
also casts shadows. In Brazil these are particularly long.
16 AGAINST CYNISM
For 15 years the magazine "Adbusters" and the
Culture Jammer movement for “spiritual environmental protection”.
18 "IF YOU HAVE REPLACED THE WILDERNESS,
YOU ALSO KILLED THE WILDLINESS IN YOU. "
INTERVIEW with Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters
19 FOLLOW UP
20 GIVE US A SECOND EARTH Global problems
need institutions that also have global responsibility
take. But they are currently not in sight.
22 INFORMING ABOUT the film "We feed the world"
HELP THROUGH A testament for a living world!
23 ATTENTION GENE TECHNOLOGY!
24 CARTOON by Gerhard Haderer
Energy Revolution Tour 2005
A ship. Influence. A message.
The Greenpeace ship
"Anna" drives from Poland to
Egypt to a radical
Turn in the European
To demand energy policy.
"Anna" is 95 years old.
There are quite a few nautical elements to be found here
Experiences and maritime
Impressions together. But what the 25
Meter long ship in the past
Months, is probably unique.
After it was launched in Gdansk at the end of May
ran, it came across the Rhine
Main-Danube Canal to Passau and further
through the seven Danube countries Austria,
Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia,
Bulgaria and Romania to the black
Sea. The tour then leads over the
Bosphorus and the Mediterranean to Cairo to the
Pyramids of Giza. If you have this booklet
read, "Anna" is probably still on the way.
The ship's name is emblazoned on the bow
shining rainbow as well as the lettering
from Greenpeace, and also a look at
and below deck you can quickly see: This one
Ship is laden with strange things.
Transparent, inflatable boats, the equipment
for a mobile exhibition, a poster with
Hundreds of drawings and signatures
and a good dozen activists.
Greenpeace is on the way and is wearing one
Message through Europe: We need one
Energy revolution! The more and more obvious
Climate change and the resurgence
of the nuclear industry in Eastern Europe make one
Reorientation in energy production
necessary that are not in the establishment
exhausted from a couple of lonely windmills
can. Greenpeace calls for expansion
of solar energy, wind power and biomass systems
and the closure of coal and
Nuclear power plants.
Wherever “Anna” docks, the activists provide
a climate exhibition on that at
Hand of display boards, solar panels
and a small wind turbine shows where it is going
Trip must go. Thousands of visitors use it
the opportunity to discuss energy issues
or a real Greenpeace ship
to enter. No matter where the "Anna" docks, she
is a media event and helps get the message across
of the necessary energy revolution
to bring to the public. Read
excerpts from the
to the boat tour
on climate change
on energy issues
to nuclear power
“Yesterday evening the“ Anna ”started in
Linz towards Dürnstein. Travel time: 13
Hours. So that the ship is on time
arrived, the dinghy had to be next to the
"Anna" come here, something for the boat driver
Wind and cold all night
meant. After the exhibition was dismantled
Most of the activists fell first
around one o'clock at night in the crowded
Beds below deck. At least
today the sun is shining, and the big one
Interest of the people of Dürnstein and the tourists
compensated at the climate exhibition
for the hardships of the last few days. Also
tonight we drive through again.
Destination: The marina at Handelskai in
Franko Petri, July 6th
Durnstein, Austria, July 6th 2005 Vienna, Austria, 7. July 2005 Vienna, 7. July 2005 in conversation with Environment Minister Pröll
“Thursday at the marina port in
Vienna was a long day for the crew and
Greenpeace as a whole. In the morning
a press conference was held that afternoon
visited numerous visitors
the exhibition after several radio stations,
Newspapers and television
announced the exhibition. At the
In the evening there were numerous Greenpeace sponsors
invited to the ship and the exhibition
and had the opportunity to meet one
Driving Greenpeace inflatable boat.
The Austrian also met towards evening
and the Swiss Environment Minister
as well as many celebrities from business and politics
and media one. They all could
in the climate exhibition a picture of the
The urgency of an energy revolution
do. Many stayed on the subsequent
"Energy Revolution Party" up to
the early hours of the morning. The whole
Day was overshadowed by the terrible
Attacks in London. "
Franko Petri, 7. July
“We have to go to the exhibition around 5 p.m.
dismantle. Hard work. A few ... ago
I was at a festival for weeks. As
the tents were dismantled and everyone left,
what remained was a desolate garbage dump.
Not this time. Are Greenpeacers
also different in practice! "
Corinna Windisch, July 10th
Donauinsel towards Hainburg, Austria, July 8th 2005
“At river kilometer 1868 it is now blowing
Slovak flag on the mast. We fill
the ship's belly with large quantities
Groceries, and I'm coming for the first time
in contact with the strict rules
Board. Everything has one carefully labeled
Place, the bread belongs in the moment
empty box with the inscription
"Juice" because the drinks are under the table
are stowed away and the bread box until
Edge is filled with pasta. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 11th
“Storm victims drift every few minutes
from Austria past us: uprooted people
Trees and entire archipelagos
Undergrowth and indefinable floating debris
have made their way to black
Sea made. The water level rises
and rises, and the Danube is momentary
partly closed to shipping.
In the afternoon, a whole kindergarten excursion storms
the exhibition tent and the
Maltisch, finally found a large area
Paint is applied to the white sail,
that is painted with bright colors at the end of the tour
should be hoisted. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 12th
“In the afternoon the green bus rumbles
the jetty too. Inside is no
Cubic centimeters wasted
Material boxes, tent bags, solar collectors
and car batteries for the photovoltaic system
pile up to the ceiling. The
logistical masterpiece complete the
two small inflatables that go together
with folding benches and tables
are lashed to the roof. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 14th
“There is a broadcast twice today
over the boat tour from the speakers
in the streets of the town
Stúrovo. Martin did the local radio station
for that the equivalent of two euros fifty
paid and they turn out to be very
good investment because have in the evening
we have the biggest rush of visitors to date.
A man from Levice says he's over
20 years in the nearby nuclear power plant
worked, but now with his
Sister running a company together,
which sells solar collectors. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, 1st5. July
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3: GP / Christine Wurning • (bottom from left)
1: GP / Ingrid Fankhauser • 2-4: GP / Christine Wurning •
5: GP / Rudi Froese • 6: GP / Ratislav Prochazka
Voitsberg / Graz, Austria, July 12th 2005 Bratislava, Slovakia, July 11th 2005
"I want a picture of Anna in front of the pyramids"
In conversation with Captain Heiner Kucz on board the "Anna"
ACT: What do you do when you're not a captain
are on a Greenpeace ship?
Heiner Kucz: I usually drive container ships,
or I'll go sailing.
ACT: Is this your first time for Greenpeace
H. K .: No, I've done that several times.
I've also sailed "Anna" before,
from the East Frisian Islands to Bochum
ACT: Will you from Poland to Egypt
be on board at all times?
H. K .: No, I have to go every two months
a week out. Always in such a small space
one cannot bear to live.
ACT: You are used to the high seas: what is
different for rivers?
H. K .: Rivers are one-dimensional, seas two-dimensional.
The conditions are natural
others: At the sea you have to deal with winds, here
for doing with currents. The maneuvering
That's fun. Last night, however, we are
hung up because the water level was about one
Meter has fallen. That is much more unpredictable
as ebb and flow. But today I did
I heard the water should rise again.
ACT: What kind of ship is the "Anna"?
H. K .: A cozy one. It was built in 1910,
is 95 years old. When we were in Belgium
we celebrated her birthday. she has
also made us a gift - constipated
Swords. But she is quite well cared for.
"Anna" is a museum ship. The owner, a
Hotelier, made the ship available to us free of charge
ACT: So it's chartered and has to go
H. K .: Sure. When we come back this year
are we good. What happens to egypt
is still open. It would be best if that
Weather plays along to some extent, over Italy
and come back to France. Then would have
we a real round trip on Europe
ACT: There are fixed dates along the route:
Are they always to be observed?
H. K .: The locks are sometimes difficult
predictable. It happens that you have four hours
lie in front of it, then you think you're coming
with, but then somehow it works out
No reason, and you'll be stuck for four hours again
there. So it can happen that day almost
is over and you have just 20 kilometers
ACT: How do the people react on the bank,
when they see the Greenpeace ship?
H. K .: Only positive. Cyclists ring the bell and
are happy that we are coming. Not grim
ACT: Downhill the Danube will be the adventure
increase. Is everything legally clear?
H. K .: Yes, now it's getting more exciting. There's of course
not just a plan A, but always
also plans B and C.
ACT: How is that there where the Danube one
Border river is, for example between Romania and
H. K .: There is a law that allows free passage
granted. But if you are from a country
change to the other, then you have to declare again.
ACT: How many people are staying on board?
H. K .: Sometimes up to 15 people. This is
a lot, but also cozy, then you have to cuddle.
ACT: Anything else Greenpeace-
Could be of interest to supporters?
H. K .: My account number, maybe. (Laughs.)
No, normally I drive, as I said,
Container ships, that's what I live on. After four
Months ago I have enough money to do something else
to do. Driving with Greenpeace is fun.
It's a challenge, I see it like that
an expedition. And I want a personal one
Have picture: Anna in front of the pyramids.
If we get there by then, you know
not, we can still be confiscated somewhere
be or whatever.
Interview: Roman Kellner
“Exchange of blows: the Slovaks drive
today back to Bratislava and in
Esztergom comes Hungarian as a new one
Language on board.
Maybe we're wearing a poltergeist
Board. One of the Slovak activists
was alone below deck and late at night
swears she suddenly got in the dark one
white single leg walking around the mess
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 16
“The sails are hoisted on the“ Anna ”.
The team is in their element
and Judy, Dönci and Lukasz drive in parallel
ashore next to the river stretch,
to document the event. The
Ship looks twice like this with sails
big, the appearance in Vác is accordingly
Ann Katrin Schneider, 1st7. July
"I'm sitting in an internet café in Budapest,
there is a program coming
about the Greenpeace tour on the radio and
a friendly Hungarian from the next table
translates everything. Will be ten minutes long
talked about alternative energy generation
and no pop music played. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 19
Budapest, Hungary, July 18 2005
“Anna” is anchored in the company of a few
rotten barges that open
halfway between Budapest and
Paks bob up and down on the banks of the Danube.
They look like they are hers
come to rest here. The something
melancholy mood reminds you of you
Elephant cemetery, all the more amazing
it is that half of the scrap tires
rusted wrecks two hours later
Have disappeared. Somebody has to
still consider fit to drive. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 21
“We are still in Baja on river kilometers
1478. On the Petofi-sziget, one
opposite small island,
has an international canoe group her
Set up camp for the night. Your next one
Halt is also Mohacs and their final destination is called
“Fekete Tengere” (Black Sea). We
you will probably meet more often. "
Ann Katrin Schneider, July 24th
“Mohàcs is the last station before the
Croatian border. The Hungarians stay
in Hungary, the Croatian activists
are still in Croatia, and at one time is
there is a lot of space on board. But not for long.
In the evening folk sounds come from everywhere
Music across. At the campsite of the
Canoeist fiddles a chapel until shortly
Before twelve a dashing accordion band is playing
in the nearby garden.
Then there will be the last guests before
the door set. Silence."
Ann Katrin Schneider, 2nd5. July
Budapest, Hungary, July 18 2005
“The press conference in Osijek on board
"Anna" was very well attended and so was I.
think an extraordinary one for the journalists too
Event. (...) After we
the news from our friends of the
Osijeker environmental group received, Croatia
going to be from the World Bank with a total
5.5 million euros for the expansion of the
Supports the generation of renewable energy,
we can be satisfied this day
and the gels result in an excellent
Our captain's goulash
Lock Heiner. "
Willi Swoboda, 27. July
“After only a few hours we lay in
Novi Sad. The crew seems to have confidence
to have won in me and me
get into the mystery of putting it up
of the two masts inaugurated - extremely
sweaty, but given the
old ship a very interesting insight
into the old sailing technique. "
Willi Swoboda, July 29th
“With the departure from Belgrade early
Monday morning begins one of the scenic
most delightful stages of the trip.
At kilometer 962 we pass the last one
High voltage line and balancing Annas
Masts back up. She glides proudly
across the broad green Danube, starboard
(right) is Serbia and on the port side
Romania. This is Winnetou
in the Karl May films by the
ridden rugged rocks! "
Christiane Schindler, August 1st
“The cataract gorge is impressive.
The best part of the trip, say those who do
have been on board for a long time. The depth of the water
fluctuates between 30 and 60 meters
- in the middle of the gorge is the deepest
Point at 103 meters. In the local national park
Djerdap live over 50 different
Types of mammals - among others
Wolves, lynxes and jackals - and over
130 different bird species. In the 100
km long and more than 6 km wide park
are also archaeological
Excavation sites. One of them, Lepinski
Vir, however, had to be in the 70s
because of the construction of a huge hydroelectric power station
be relocated. The dam construction
has made the Danube ecosystem sustainable
changed: Several species of fish have there
no more chance of survival - among other things
the sturgeon, a huge fish and
"Supplier" of the black caviar. "
Christiane Schindler, August 2nd
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2-3: GP / Ingrid Fankhauser • 4: Greenpeace
(bottom from left) 1: GP / Thorsten Rueben • 2-4: Greenpeace
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“We have been in Vidin for a few hours
Bulgaria. The coast is flatter than before
very green and with small sandy beaches
hemmed; but you only see a few there
People - especially guys, the stones
throw in the water. Our place in Vidin is
rather sober; a gray one rises above everything
Concrete block in which all port authorities
are housed. The paperwork will
getting wilder. Dimitri rushes with a plump
plastic bag filled with documents
between port authorities and ship
back and forth. We need save now
the usual crew lists too
Provisions and a customs list and determined
a few more. "
Christiane Schindler, August 3
"It's raining!! After two weeks more humid
Heat rains and thunderstorms.
(...) Since the second attack on Albena
we have even more reason to be vigilant
to be - no matter what the weather is.
Albena is Bulgarian, environmental activist and
Winner of numerous environmental awards, among
including the Nobel Prize for the Environment. you
lives in a village near Nikopol,
about 40 km north of Pleven, and
operates one of the largest organic farms there
of the country. Besides, she is
the figurehead of resistance to
the planned nuclear power plant in the near
Belene. The construction of Belene began in 1987
started and mainly thanks to Albenas
Initiative discontinued in 1994.
The victory of the environmentalists is for
Albena, however, at serious risk
become, because representative of the in many
Kozloduji, Bugaria, 5. August 2005
Industries intertwined company
TIM have been doing this ever since
Life hard. Because Albena's activities
the economic interests of the empire
thwarted, she must be harassed
and threats live. In February
this year she received after numerous
anonymous the first personal death threat;
since then she has a bodyguard,
of the two attacks on her life
but could not prevent it either.
Almost two weeks ago she got more open
Road hit by a car.
Despite the testimony of 34 witnesses it was
the matter dropped by the local prosecutor
- just like all previous ones
Complaints Albenas. Then yesterday resolved
someone on their car the wheel nuts,
and she narrowly escaped a serious one
Accident. Hats off to this woman who does the
Intimidation, disability and
Resists threats from this mafia. "
Christiane Schindler, August 4th
“Still rain. Nikopol. A pier
in front of steep cliffs, around the corner to the left
a few houses, no curtains, stray
Dogs, begging children. Lost here
hardly anyone. Still will
the exhibition is set up, after all
das Albenas place. From the Romanian
There are a few on the opposite side
Visitors who are happy about any kind of support
in the fight against Belene. Albena
is here - with her two children and two
Bodyguards who fascinate me because they are
so in every aspect of my stereotype
of bodyguards. "
Christiane Schindler, August 6th
“Today is a great day. Action against
the nuclear power plant under construction
Belene. We cast off in Svishtov in the morning
and drive - sometimes accompanied by
Police - the Danube a bit upstream.
The construction site comes after about one and a half
Hours in our field of vision. Cranes,
Scaffolding, a cement mixer and one
Loading station on a huge area.
So this is supposed to be a nuclear power plant
- if it comes to that. We are anyway
here to protest against it. To us
two more rubber dinghies come across. The activists
try the one on land
to get there to a "Stop Belene"
Put up banners, something from the security guards
is interrupted after a short time.
Meanwhile, the colleagues climb on the
Land side the watchtower. On the way back
let's parade once more in front of the
Svishtover pontoon on which the press
has gathered. "
Christiane Schindler, August 10th
Unfortunately, the reporting is
from the last leg of the journey from
The editorial deadline was interrupted.
But the "Anna" continues.
Of their arrival at the black
Read in the coming sea
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(bottom from left) GP / Ratislav Prohazka • GP / Anna Rizman •
Greenpeace • GP / Ratislav Prohazka
Belene, Bugaria, August 8th 2005
1. By 2010 Austria must have 13 percent of its
Save CO2 emissions based on
Base year 1990. We are currently at ...
a) minus 9 percent
b) minus 2 percent
c) plus 17 percent
2. Under which minister was the increase in
Greenhouse gas emissions highest?
a) Josef Pröll
b) Marilies Flemming
c) Wilhelm Molterer
3. In which sector are the CO2 emissions?
b) coal-fired power plants
4. Which area of traffic has the
to record the highest increase?
c) freight trains
5. In which of the following countries is the
percentage increase in CO2 emissions
highest since 1990?
6. Which head of government spoke in
March against EU-wide binding climate protection targets
7. As part of the Austrian climate strategy
are greenhouse gas emissions
industry and the electricity sector ...
b) stay the same
8. Which greenhouse gas is the third most powerful
in Austria and is supported by the Kyoto Climate Protection Protocol
still not recorded?
a) nitrous oxide
c) ground level ozone
Poster campaign subjects: Natalie Berger
CLIMATE QUIZ: Answer the following questions and say goodbye to
the illusion that Austria is an environmental model country. by Jurrien Westerhof and Erwin Mayer
9. Which mode of transport is from the
Greenhouse gas reduction commitment
b) electric cars
c) Air traffic
10. How many wind turbines can after the
planned amendment of the green electricity law by
Minister Bartenstein in Austria still
11. The share of renewable energy sources
in the Austrian electricity mix ...
b) remains the same
1c: Austria is actually around 16.6
Percent or 13 million tons over that
Emissions from 1990 and thus 23.2 million
Tons above the Kyoto target.
2a: 2003, the first year since taking office
by Environment Minister Josef Pröll, they are
Greenhouse gas emissions rose like
never. The figures for 2004 are still there
not before, but let the developments
suspect the increase in this too
Year will be enormous.
3a: The greenhouse gas emissions from the
Transport sectors are strong because of the
increasing fuel consumption since 1990
increased by 82 percent. The proportion of the
Traffic to the total greenhouse gas emissions
has increased from 16 percent (1990)
increased to 25 percent (2003) during the
Share of all other sectors, with the exception
the energy application, has decreased.
4a: Since 1990, CO 2 emissions have increased
tripled from truck traffic,
thus the increase was significantly greater than
in car traffic (also considerable
5a: In the US are greenhouse gas emissions
between 1990 and 2003 by 13.4 percent
increased in Austria in the same period
by 16.6 percent.
6b: At the EU summit in March, the Federal Chancellor
Wolfgang Schüssel as the only head of government
voted against binding climate protection targets
and take the position that even more
Research is necessary. With that he lies up
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