The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) and our eco-label Good Environmental Choice shared this link today where you can write a letter to Sweden’s politicians and ask them to take climate change seriously. I have never come across an easier way for the Swedish people to take action. You have everything you need, and it takes a few minutes to click on the, already written, texts and choose the politician you want to send the letter too. It is in Swedish, sorry, but I just had to share this. It seems like it works. A lot of the politicians have already received a letter, and I just smiled when I saw that. People do care, but it must be easy, and that it can be done in a minute or less.
I shared the post on Facebook and also tagged some friends and family, and I hope that they take action. I have done what I can:)
I sent this text to a politician in Stockholm. Sorry for any grammatical error. It is directly translated from Swedish.
Hi Emma, I’m worried about climate change. Today, the Swedish emissions do not generally decrease at all, and the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere is higher than in several million years. It’s time to take the climate issue seriously.
Multi-billion amounts go to subsidize fossil fuels in Sweden, primarily through tax exemptions. Sweden has promised to phase out all fossil subsidies by 2020 – that is, during the forthcoming term of office. I want to know what the party I choose to vote for will do to implement that promise.
I am already doing a lot in my daily life to reduce the emissions from my travels, my food, and my accommodation. But I can not do everything myself. When I vote in 2018, I want to see you and your party prioritizing the climate issue – really.
If we fail to reduce emissions quickly, the risk of extreme weather such as floods, hurricanes, heat waves and drought increases. It is possible to reduce emissions – but it requires political decisions.
Mirella Sjöblom, Lidingö, Sweden