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Arctic warming could mean Sweden freezing

Published tisdag 3 maj 2011 kl 16.34
"There has to be adaptation"
(4:05 min)
Melting Arctic ice could mean more snow blowing south to Sweden. Photo: Eleonor Svensson/SR Gotland

There were heavy snow flurries in Stockholm this morning, really chilly winds - arctic weather, you might say, as a joke.

But this may be closer to the truth than we think. A researcher says that cold dark clouds from the north pole region are being unleashed on Sweden, by changes in the climate.

Margaret Johansson is a researcher at the Department of Earth and Eco Sciences, at Lund University, and one of the authors of a new report by 200 scientists.

This report is being presented in Copenhagen today - and it says that up in the far north the situation is really getting much warmer, more than they thought before, and that the Arctic ice is melting at a much faster rate; they say this would mean a rise in sea levels of at least a metre by the end of this century.

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