- So far this year, 22 reindeer herding areas in northern Sweden have applied to the Sami Parliament for emergency compensation, because ice is making it difficult for their reindeer to get at food, news agency TT reports.
- Reindeer husbandry manager Lars-Ove Sjajn tells TT that what’s unique about this winter are that so many areas had already applied before New Year’s.
- Reindeer herder and chair of the Muonio reindeer herding area, Hans Holma, tells Radio Sweden about the difficulties that this winter’s conditions, with wide variations in temperature, are posing.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Climate change worries Finland’s young reindeer herders, Yle News
Greenland: Blog: Radical Arctic warming – rain, rain, here to stay?, Marc Lanteigne
Iceland: Arctic Science Ministerial report stresses importance of int’l cooperation & community observations on climate, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Significant metals discovery in key reindeer herding land in Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: WMO confirms 38 C Arctic temperature record in Russia, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Land use rights a key issue in this year’s Sami parliamentary elections in Sweden, Radio Sweden
United States: Inuit leaders call for “unprecedented and massive” action on climate as world leaders gather for COP26, Eye on the Arctic