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Why has the number of climate articles in Swedish media doubled in four years?

Maria Schultz, the head of Vi-skogen, said that the forest fires had helped raise awareness of climate change. Photo: Erik Nyberg/Sveaskog

Published: 17.May.2019 12:38 hrs

The number of articles about climate change in the Swedish media jumped dramatically last year after a record warm summer, the worst forest fires in living memory, and the school strikes launched by Stockholm teen Greta Thunberg.

According to a survey commissioned by the Swedish aid organization Vi-skogen, no fewer than 85,000 articles were published about climate change in the Swedish media last year, a 38 percent increase on the year before, and more than double the number published in 2014. 
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