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Environmentalist and humanist. I regularly blog about environmental and political issues on Green Blog. Some of my posts are in Swedish.

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Uppmana Naturvårdsverkets generaldirektör att stoppa vargjakten

Uppmana Naturvårdsverkets generaldirektör Maria Ågren om att omedelbart stoppa licensjakten på varg! Naturvårdsverket trotsar EU och den svenska folkopinionen genom sitt beslut om en genetisk rensningsjakt på varg. Beslutet om att skjuta 16 vargar innebär en oförsvarlig och oetisk vargjakt i åtta revir i vinter. Jakten är planerad på ett sätt som lär göra många valpar föräldralösa och de riskerar att svälta ihjäl. Ta en sista chans att påverka Naturvårdsverket och protestera mot vargjakten

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Greenpeace's cookie warning

Since a while back website owners are required by EU law to offer clear information about the use of cookies on the website to its users. It's a stupid and pointless law. But Greenpeace has found a fun way to notify their visitors about all this: "This site uses cookies -- tiny bits of code that help us keep track of your interests and auto-fill petitions. We also use cookies to improve site performance and find better ways to make it easier for you to take action and make change. The Europea

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Current TV has been sold to Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera acquires Al Gore's Current TV cable network, reports Forbes and the New York Times. Al Jazeera is apparently planning to scrap the programming lineup and replace the Current brand with a new network called Al Jazeera America which will have a focus on international news. Forbes has also published Current CEO Joel Hyatt's memo about the purchase, in which the CEO touts Al Jazeera's journalistic work: "We were impressed with all that we learned about Al Jazeera and its journalist

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Alla partiledare som ingick i decemberöverenskommelsen har fått ökat förtroende

Alla partiledare som ingick i decemberöverenskommelsen har fått ökat förtroende av det svenska folket, det visar en ny Sifo-undersökning gjord på uppdrag av Aftonbladet. Under slutet av förra året minskade förtroendet för Stefan Löfven (S) med hela nio procentenheter. Trots detta har han fortsatt störst förtroende av alla partiledare. Sedan Löfven rodde hem decemberöverenskommelsen så har hans förtroende ökat med fyra procentenheter. Enligt Sifo-undersökningen så har alla partiledare som ingick

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Vad är det med SVTs oförmåga att få till en riktig politisk debatt om klimatet i sina partiledardebatter?

Jag såg partiledardebatten i SVT i söndags kväll och den var tyvärr lika bedrövlig som jag anade att den skulle bli. SVT tar upp alldeles för många ämnen på en så pass kort tid att det inte blir någon riktig debatt om någonting. Partiledarna har bara tid att slänga ut några käcka one-liners innan deras tid är över och det är dags för ett nytt ämne. Det känns lite som att SVT behandlar partiledardebatterna som om de vore som vilket annat sportevenemang som helst. Det ska vara för- och eftersnack

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Why an intervention in Syria is necessary

I am cross-posting this from my Google+ profile. Lately I've seen a lot of posts about the Syrian conflict from people in my circles here on G+. Many of them are critical of the war. Not the two-year long civil war in the country. No, instead they are against the potential involvement of US-forces and what they see will be another costly Iraqi-style war in the Middle East. But Syria is not comparable to the invasion and occupation of Iraq. First of all, it's not a war. It's a limited milit

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EDF suing climate activists for £5 million

The environmental activists who last year protested against government plans to build 20 new climate killing gas-fired power stations in the UK are now being sued for £5 million by the French state-owned energy company EDF. If EDF wins these activists face bankruptcy and the very possibility of losing their homes. Besides this personal tragedy, a win for EDF could also have far-reaching consequences for the whole environmental movement in the UK as it would deter other organizations from tak

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Sweden's recycling system is so effective the country has to import garbage

The effectiveness of the Swedish recycling and garbage system has been making the news recently. Here's one story about it: Sweden imports waste from European neighbors to fuel waste-to-energy program I am not sure what to think of this really, an effective garbage system is good but... The 96% recycle rate that this blog post talks about sounds amazing (the official number is actually 98,6%!). But it's not a completely honest number. All the waste that is sent to one of these incinera

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IKEA is investing 4 billion euros in renewable energy to power its stores

Ingka Group, which is the largest franchise owner of Ikea, has announced that they will invest four billion euros in renewable energy to reduce the company’s climate footprint and reach 100% renewable energy across the company’s whole business chain. The new investments will include a solar energy plant in Russia that will produce enough energy for all 17 Ikea department stores in the country. "We are in the most important decade in the history of humankind – climate change is no longer a d

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Simon in Business & Politics

Record high carbon dioxide levels, temperatures – and emissions are expected to rise sharply after the pandemic

Last year we could see how the global coronavirus pandemic led to huge drops in air pollution around the world. The coronavirus had such massive effect on slowing down human activity and the global economy that even Earth Overshoot Day was slightly delayed compared to previous years. But even with all of this, the climate crisis remained relentless in 2020 and continued seemingly unabashed by the economic effects of the pandemic. So how did the coronavirus pandemic affect climate change and

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Simon in The Climate Crisis

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