The last 10-20 years we have experienced increased temperatures in Sweden and globally due to climate change and global warming. 2014 was the warmest year we have had in Sweden since regular forecasts started in the mid 19th century. The average temperature in Sweden 2014 was 6.9 degrees, compared to the normal average annual temperature which is 4.7 degrees. Illustration: Antarctic  ice.
The last 10-20 years we have experienced increased temperatures in Sweden and globally due to climate change and global warming. 2014 was the warmest year we have had in Sweden since regular forecasts started in the mid 19th century. The average temperature in Sweden 2014 was 6.9 degrees, compared to the normal average annual temperature which is 4.7 degrees. Illustration: Antarctic ice.

Climate change debate

Michael Tjernström: “2014 är det varmaste året någonsin”, TV4 Nyheterna, 29 December, 2014 (in Swedish).

Caroline Leck: ”Miljöstödet till jordbruket ger bara små effekter”, Dagens Nyheter, 10 December, 2014 (in Swedish).

Jonas Nycander: ”Kyotoprotokollet har varit direkt skadligt - byt spår”, Dagens Nyheter, 2 November, 2014 (in Swedish).

Michael Tjernström: "2014 var en av de mest extrema svenska somrarna på länge med rekordvärme, översvämningar och blixtkaos", Vetenskapens Värld, 20 October, 2014, (in Swedish).

Extreme weather, such as the forest fires experienced in Västmanland in 2014, are caused by “blocking events” , for example a statistically high-pressure that remains stationary and causes heat waves, which can lead to fire. Illustration: Forest fire.
Extreme weather, such as the forest fires experienced in Västmanland in 2014, are caused by “blocking events” , for example a statistically high-pressure that remains stationary and causes heat waves, which can lead to fire. Illustration: Forest fire.

Other recent contributions in public debate

Jonas Nycander: ”Universitetsreform behövs för att höja kunskapsnivån”, Dagens Nyheter, 26 February, 2014 (in Swedish).