"Göran Greider on the fire-fighting that goes to the woods – and even a miljardregn of the defense."
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"Large and severe forest fires, leaves behind the landscape that leads to the idea to krigslandskap – and the same is done within the people who been of the uncontrollable fires that devastate the houses and the forest. After the huge fire in Västmanland 2014 you could meet people who gave an almost traumatised impression. On Elsa Andersons konditori in Norberg, sweden, in the edge of the disaster area, hung the appropriations called for the affected and unhappy."
"How deep the mental traces of jättebränder really is you can get a sense of by reading the wild fire-poetry that is written in plenty, especially in California. Books of poetry have come out to console the affected. Amatörlyriken is booming. ”I've been busy and unable to write for a while”, says a female poet on a site. ”Three forest fires raging on the twenty-mile distance here where I live. I am safe now, but if the wind increases, things can change drastically.” Her poem ends:"
"But the fight is far from done"
"Firefighters will still be busy."
"Theyre in it for the long run"
"The hot summer of 2018 could I get a kind of fosterlandskänslor that I had previously never known. They went out on the main street in the morning and sniffed for smoke from the River, peered through anxiously against skogshorisonten after the column of smoke. In the evenings you could follow an online site in real-time on the ongoing thunderstorm a few miles away. "
"a Little bit of the same feeling I had in years back in april, when the reports came pouring in about the fires and people being evacuated."
"the Nation is in danger, fädernesmarken and mother earth is threatened."
"And I can hear the firefighters from Brandmännens association complain that they don't even have a functioning communication systems; they are forced to use their private mobiles when they are working in the smoke and the flames. The fire service is deficient. The poor municipalities in the skogslänen required to assume responsibility for huge areas when brandrisksäsongen year-on-year is extended due to global warming."
"When the defense discussed each idea to broaden the debate to include the security risks that climate change leads to disappear"
"at the same time as this flows through my mind, negotiations in the so-called the defense. Everything now points that the defense will get huge amount of additional budget in the next few years: From around fifty billion per year to in excess of eighty billion. When the defense discussed each idea to broaden the debate to include the security risks that climate change leads to disappear (american försvarsdebatt is even worse than the american, who nevertheless see conflict-related risks increase as the climate buckling). Apart from that, the new försvarsmiljarderna devour practically all the space for more money to welfare, which is bad enough, as illustrating the half-insane bug of what a national defense in the day should be."
"Recently spiked in a tv debate and concluded: Russia needs no military äntringsstyrka that comes over the sea in the night. It is enough that five Russian spies drop a burning match in as many storskogar for this country to be plunged into chaos."
"I got a lot of outraged e-mails and phone calls. But I used the word ”homeland” when I spoke about this threat to the nation and it did a and another högerman healthy confused. A true american patriot who loves his country realize that the fire service is the acute and long-term problem, not a Russian military invasion."
"the Issue of fire in the forest is certainly complex. Forests have always burned. They should even burn for the ecosystem to be renewed. Forests that never burns is basically nothing other than the huge stocks of ammunition, refilled annual ring extends for the annual ring extends, for the conflagration which ultimately always caused by a single lightning strike or a single spark from some gigantic machine."
"In Canada and the western united states, where people are more accustomed to forest fires, has recognized it and in favour of a regular, controlled fires. Also in Swedish forestry has been in the decade dabbled in this, but then for biodiversity's sake."
"So how do we defend this country with its volumes and the forests green from uncontrolled forest fires? Well, it requires investment not only in helicopters, as well as decent conditions for firefighters and a state approach to the issue which lightens the burden for smaller municipalities. It requires really long-term investment of a completely different nature, in the form of natural barriers against the galloping fires: the Construction or restoration of wetlands and the planting of deciduous forest in a skogsfauna that become mono-cultural virkesplantager with only pine and spruce."
"When the world of Science in the SVT in march sent a program in which canadian researchers recommended the road, protested the forest: Deciduous forest is not worthwhile! We must think of the forest owners. They wanted helicopters, nothing else. The win was in danger, not the nation."
"For each newly purchased tank, jeep and fighter jets being purchased in increasing the military's carbon footprint."
"Instead, the penningrullningen to the armed forces. And I hear never any reporter ask how much greenhouse gas emissions the Swedish armed forces stands for. In the latest environmental statement from the defense reported that it emits about a quarter of a million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year (=emissions from a decently large city)."
"For each newly purchased tank, jeep and fighter jets being purchased in increasing the military's carbon footprint. How large the carbon footprint is from the jätteövningar who was resurrected from the cold war days, now by the Nato Trident juncture and an equally large Russian exercise, knows well no one."
"So much, we know that the military has an amazing ability to escape responsibility for the environmental and klimatförstöring activities cause. Calculations have been made for the war effort in Iraq during the first four years: 141 million tonnes of carbon dioxide. Most commentators agree that the planet's largest climate villain is the u.s. department of defense. In Sweden, struggling residents around the country's second largest lake, Vättern, to the military flight exercises over this dricksvattenstäkt must stop."
"I am a patriot. I don't want to see people, moose, and insects to flee from their homes in my country as victims of the war we are engaged against nature."