Climate and prosperity in conflict

The "yellow vests" are demonstrating in France.

The yellow vests in France come from a conflict between climate and prosperity. Photo: Patrice Calatayu (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Klara Malmén

My first encounter with Des Gilets Jaunes ("The Yellow Vests") was when I was studying in Paris in November, at the same time as the demonstrations began. Molly Jerlström writes about the reason for the demonstrations in her column "Backlash for environmental reforms in France". Jerlström writes that the demonstrations were caused by a conflict "between an environmentally friendly policy and people's economic and […]

March 21, 2019, Chronicle