Swedish expert weighs in on how country can cut emissions in light of IPCC report

Forest fires burning in Yakutia in July. High temperatures, lack of rainfall and drier-than-average soil are among the factors that may have contributed to the increasing number of large forest fires in the Northern Hemisphere. (Government of the Sakha Republic)
  • In a nearly 4,000-page report released on Monday, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), states that evidence of extremes such as heatwaves, heavy precipitation, and droughts, has strengthened and that human influence has unequivocally warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.
  • “This report is a blinking red warning light for society to act to decisively and immediately to decrease emissions,” Pelle Boberg, who works on climate change issues at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, tells Radio Sweden.
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For more on how Sweden can think about cutting emissions, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report

Related stories from around the North: 

Canada: Arctic climate change among priorities of Canada’s new Governor General, Eye on the Arctic

Finland: Finland’s July temperatures in Lapland one to three degrees above average, Yle News

Greenland: UN sounds clarion call over ‘irreversible’ climate impacts by humans, Thomson Reuters

Norway: Polar bears face extinction in Svalbard and Arctic Russia says scientist, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Extreme fire activity continues in Yakutia, Russia, Eye on the Arctic

SwedenHeavier rainfall will increase risk of landslides and flooding in Sweden, Radio Sweden

United States: Alaska’s Northwest Arctic Borough gets $2 million tribal energy grant, Alaska Public Media

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