The Silent Climate Parade took place for the fifth time. The annual demonstration attracts climate activists but also people who just like to dance to electronic music.
On August 24, the DJs rocked the street for nearly four hours with danceable beats in bright sunshine. The sound was transmitted from a mobile sound system and inaudible without headphones. Pedestrians on Kurfürstendamm, shoppers and tourists who watched the demonstration pass by saw happy people dancing and jumping but could not hear the beats and rhythms.
TheCompensators* were both visible and audible. Our blue balloons with the lable “1 ton CO2 less!” danced with us on the demonstrators’ arms. When we announced the deletion of CO2 allowances, equivalent to 105 tons of CO2 emissions, at least as many balloons burst simultaneously in the silent crowd.