Climate Crimes

2012 • 54 Minutes

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.

RIVERWATCH presents the documentary "CLIMATE CRIMES" written and directed by ULRICH EICHELMANN camera by CHRISTOPH WALDER, CHRISTIAN KUEN, AGATA SKOWRONEK music by CESAR ROSON narrator DAVE DEMPSEY