To mark the final departure of Dick and Bush today, I dug up this picture. It truly sums up the last eight years, don´t you think? ... It shows - otherwise sombre and serious, of course - delegates to the 2001 climate negotiations in Bonn with a very expressive plank. (One of thousands that made up the Lifeboat to rescue the climate treaty ...) Here is to a new beginning - with much thanks to all American friends. As one banner said in the crowd today: "We have overcome". We all know, we will have to do that again and again and again! But at least not of G.W. Bush and Dick Cheney!