Sweden’s climate solution is now the Sami people’s problem

Winters are becoming warmer in northern Sweden, and climate change is making conditions for the reindeer unsafe.

Sweden Sami people

For the Sami Indigenous people, the year begins in spring when the reindeer calves are born.

Nature guides how they live their lives, but they can’t read nature like they used to.

A warming planet is threatening their way of life in northern Sweden, and efforts to save their land and the reindeer are reigniting old tensions with the Swedish government.

Paul Rhys, an Al Jazeera journalist based in Sweden, talks to The Take about the Sami people’s fight for survival.

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The team:

Amy Walters produced this episode with Priyanka Tive, Ney Alvarez, Alexandra Locke, Dina Kesbeh and Malika Bilal. Natalia Aldana is The Take’s engagement producer. Alex Roldan is the sound designer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s Executive Producer, and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s Head of Audio.


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Source: Al Jazeera