While Trump shuns climate research, Sweden looks to lure American scientists

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While the Trump administration shuns climate research, Sweden is actively recruiting American climate scientists. In this picture, NASA researchers participating in the ICESCAPE mission in the Arctic Ocean, in July 2011. (Kathryn Hansen/Reuters/NASA)
The Swedish government is setting up a guest research program to attract American climate and environmental scientists.

We spoke to Sweden’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, about why they are launching this program.

It is similar in size and scope to the one launched by French president Emmanuel Macron last year, and intended to last for at least three years.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Canada invests $1.2 million to help solve mystery of dwindling char numbers in Arctic, Eye on the Arctic

Finland: Finnish activists to carve giant Trump sculpture on melting glacier, Yle News

Germany: While Arctic melts, sweltering Germany hosts UN climate talks, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

Greenland: Greenland earthquake and tsunami – hazards of melting ice?, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

Norway: Norway expands Arctic drilling, environmentalists worried, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Teen researchers tell Putin Russia’s ice sheet is quickly melting, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Climate change hinders residential constructions in Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Former UN climate chief speaks out against Arctic drilling, Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger

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Philip Barjami, Radio Sweden

Philip Barjami, Radio Sweden

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