”Grön är inte bara en färg, det är en inställning”

Miljöpartiets Per Bolund var först ut av partiledarna att hålla sitt tal i Almedalen. Foto: FUF

Av: Deborah Solomon, Elin Haglund och Louise Christiansson

Miljöpartiet var först ut med sitt partiledartal i Almedalen. Biologisk mångfald, konsumtionskultur och extremväder var återkommande teman under talet. Per Bolunds lösning på miljöproblemen grundas i människans förmåga att förändras – och en omställning med hjälp av miljöpartiets politik.

1 juli, 2019, Analys

Miljömigrant eller klimatflykting – varför är definitioner så viktigt?

Spelar det någon roll vad en kallar människor som flyr sina hem på grund av klimatförändringar?

Av: Jennifer Augustsson och Johanna Sundbeck

Under 2050 beräknas det vara 143 miljoner människor som tvingas fly från sina hem på grund av klimatförändringarna. Om de ska kallas klimatflyktingar eller miljömigranter diskuteras flitigt, vilket gör att många människor på flykt faller mellan stolarna med livs-avgörande konsekvenser.

28 juni, 2019, Reportage

When Soda Replaces Water

While soft-drink producers are making their sodas cheaper than ever, San Cristóbal in Mexico is running out of water. Photo: Pixabay.

Av: Fredrik Björksten

In the mountains of southern Mexico lies the city of San Cristóbal with around 170,000 inhabitants. Located in one of the rainiest regions in the country, you might be surprised to learn that many neighbourhoods in San Cristóbal only has running water two days a week. Luckily for the people, however, there’s a local bottling […]

17 juni, 2019, Editorial, English, Magazine, Main article

Water as a human right

Should the access to water be privatised or should it be free for everyone? Photo: United Nations Photo/Flickr.

Av: Kathrin Hegger

The supply of water, our most essential natural resource, will face shortages in the coming decades. Water was declared a human right by the UN in 2010. Therefore its accessibility should be ensured. In which way this will be done remains disputed.

17 juni, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion

Disastrous floods after prolonged droughts have challenged Iran

The historic Kashkan bridge was damaged in the recent flood. Photo: Ali Mostafanezhad.

Av: Seyyed Hasan Hosseini

Heavy rainfall and flooding in late March and early April 2019 affected millions of people in Iran, caused deaths, displacement and catastrophic damage to the infrastructure. This is happening while the country has long suffered from frequent droughts and adaptive management practices are not in place to deal with such fluctuations.

17 juni, 2019, English, Guest piece, Magazine

Droughts and climate change are drivers of religious extremism

The overlapping causes of Lake Chad’s humanitarian crisis pose a big challenge to the international community. Photo: EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie, Flickr.

Av: Johanna Caminati Engström

As Boko Haram keeps making the news headlines and with 10.7 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the crisis in the Lake Chad basin is alarming. Drought, climate change, corrupt governance and religious extremism are only some of the overlapping challenges that the international community faces.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

When Agriculture Smothers the Ocean

Algae blooms occur when the water is polluted with excessive nutrients. Photo: F. Lamiot/Flickr.

Av: Carolina Yang

Agriculture today feeds off the world’s dwindling freshwater resources, yet is a major polluter to the oceans. Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the toxic cultivation from industrial agriculture, choking much of the marine life. The integrated effort in food production and diet could allow the ocean to breathe again.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Jordan is running out of water

Mujib Dam, holds 35 million cubic metres of water. It primarily supplies Amman, helping to ease a very stressed national water supply. Photo: Leonardo/Flickr.

Av: Siobhán Coskeran

While Jordan’s population is increasing, its water resources are more scarce than ever. Jordan is one of the most water-poor countries in the world. Geographical disadvantages are partly to blame; its climate is one of the driest in the world, receiving just 200 millimetres of rainfall per year. Added to this, climate change is reducing […]

17 juni, 2019, English, Magazine, News article

Why sand is selling in the desert

Extracting sand for building material affects ecosystems and causes islands to erode and disappear. Photo: USACE NY, Flickr.

Av: Aida Esmailzadeh Davani och Erika Alm

Selling sand in the desert is an old proverb to describe a skilled salesman. However, the definition may need to be reevaluated. Sand used in construction is becoming a rare and precious resource and the high demand is causing problems for ecosystems and humans alike.

17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

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