Tourism & climate change

By Malin Nyberg

In the summer of 2018 everything turned yellow. At our farm in the Swedish countryside, I slept through the afternoons in true siesta style as the nation sweltered. Every now and then I’d be woken by news alerts on my phone: another fire, another evacuation, another crazy forecast. Periodically, I went outside and stood sniffing the air nervously, making sure the surrounding forest was not alight. We had never had a summer like this and I had never been scared of the weather before. In truth, it wasn’t until the summer of 2018 that many Swedes, myself included, finally realised that climate change is real and it’s happening now.

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Malin Nyberg