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Do the Swedish Greens have Sweden's best interests at heart?

The Swedish Greens, or Miljöpartiet de Gröna, would like to ban flights between Stockholm and Goteborg, a distance equivalent to that between London and Newcastle, but perhaps more symbolically equivalent to London-Edinburgh - "There should be no flights on routes which can be served by viable train services". Not enormously interesting in itself, until juxtaposed with an analysis of the pros and cons of climate change (let's not get into that debate for now) for Sweden by a Swedish governmental committee, highlights of which I have translated from Libération:

"A 3-5 degree temperature rise would make the beaches of southern Sweden a tourist attraction, and if one per cent of holiday makers opted to go there rather than the Med, hotels would double their guest nights with an extra 10m nights a year".

"Among the winners, agriculture and forestry are well positioned. The longer growing season, combined with a rise of the CO2 in the atmosphere, would boost harvests in the fields and forests. The rise of the temperatures would also allow the introduction of new species...Higher rainfall would boost hydro electric production, while the need for energy for heating would fall".

However, living up to their image as hand wringers of the first stripe, the Environment Minister commented, "Even if we have won the first prize in the climate lottery, that does not mean we are absolved of all responsibility".

Given the prospect of Stockholm having a climate like Paris, this suggests that Swedish wine might be quite the thing before too long.

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:15 am

See information about Sarah Steelman!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Steelman



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Blogger Croydonian said... 9:22 am

Not exactly on topic, are you?  



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