Of: Hanna Geschewski and Lauren Tropeano
Both of us remember hearing news of a girl named Greta on strike alone in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign reading "Skolstrejk för klimatet". It was hard to imagine then that a few months later, on 20 September 2019, she would inspire more than four million people to follow her example at […]
January 31, 2020, Editorial, English, Magazine
This week's climate strikes have been debated extensively on Swedish debate and leadership pages. Photo: Julian Meehan (CC BY 2.0)
Of: Kerstin Edquist
Swedish opinion pages have this week turned inside out on the question of how they should relate to climate activist Greta Thunberg and the movement she started. At the same time, the Swedish government is being criticized for its climate policy, which is called both dishonest and "bourgeois insanity". And the opposition - they get criticized for flying to Israel at the same time to go to a celebrity party.
September 25, 2019, Current debate