The island of Pellworm is in climate danger. Silke and Sophie Backsen therefore sued the federal government. Now tell them what happened next.

You have to see these two on their island to understand what drives them. How they brace themselves on their bikes against the wind. How knowingly her gaze wanders over the stalks and bushes behind the dike. “Kiek mol! Een lüttje Kiewitt!” Calls Silke Backsen to her daughter: a lapwing chick! And Sophie, 23, who filed a lawsuit against the German federal government at the Federal Constitutional Court a year ago, who spoke in Berlin before the federal press conference and then, when she had won, in all the news, this Sophie jumps off her bike and shouts: “How sweet !”