Farming, forestry and climate change in Sweden

A farm on the edge of Vättern Lake in Sweden. (iStock)
A farm on the edge of Vättern Lake in Sweden. (iStock)
Climate change is happening, but how will it affect Sweden? It turns out farming and forestry may not do so badly as the weather changes.

In the first of a two part series George Wood looks at how farming and forestry will fare as the weather changes.

The climate is changing, and that means dire effects in some places. But what about Sweden? Will rising temperatures turn this country into a tropical paradise, with lush vineyards instead of frozen landscapes?

Besides the farmers and the timber industry, there are also the indigenous Samis, who herd their reindeer in the north. How will rising temperatures affect them?

Stay tuned for part 2, about climate change and public health.

Related stories from around the Arctic:

Canada: Family raises chickens, goats on Arctic farm in Canada’s Northwest Territories, CBC News

Finland: Mild winter affects Finland’s fur farming industry, Yle News

Sweden: Grants to improve access to clean water for farming, Radio Sweden

United States:  Farm flourishes on Alaska tundra, Alaska Dispatch

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