How Dare They?

From NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Dennis Ambler

Sweden’s new right-wing government has sparked an outcry after scrapping the Ministry of Environment in a move the opposition has branded “devastating”.

Previously, the ministry was a high-profile stand-alone department with a minister in the cabinet, but now it will operate as part of another ministry instead. 

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, and although he did appoint a Minister of Climate and Environment — 26-year-old Liberal MP Romina Pourmokhtari— she will work under Christian Democrat leader Ebba Busch, the new Minister for Energy, Business and Industry, rather than lead her own ministry. 

The leader of the Swedish Greens, Per Bolund, noted that for the first time in 35 years Sweden would have no dedicated environment ministry.

“It is impossible to describe more clearly how little this government values ​​the environment and the climate. This is a historic decision with devastating consequences for environmental issues”, said Bolund. 

https://www.euronews.com/2022/10/18/devastating-consequences-as-new-swedish-government-scraps-environment-ministry

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Macha
October 24, 2022 2:04 pm

Has the pendulum began to swing less woke? Over here in Australia we had a netballer not wanting to wear the sponsors logo. The mining company pulled the entire $15M national sponsorship.

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Macha
October 24, 2022 3:40 pm

Well done Gina! When will these sportspeople understand that they are mere entertainers, and we are not interested in their political views?

Allen Stoner
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 24, 2022 4:53 pm

Some guy refused to wear an LGBTQ+ flag on his uniform. Still on the entertainers should not be able to protest bandwagon?

H.R.
Reply to  Allen Stoner
October 24, 2022 7:06 pm

Was LGBTQ+ paying his salary? Was he OK with the sponsor’s logo, regardless of the sponsor’s personal views? How was his contract worded?

All that may have some bearing on the arguments pro/con.

R G Heath
Reply to  H.R.
October 25, 2022 1:18 am

The more anyone uses the term LGBTQ+ the more it encourages them.

H.R.
Reply to  R G Heath
October 25, 2022 6:19 am

Heck! I don’t even know what all of the letters stand for, R.G.

DonM
Reply to  H.R.
October 25, 2022 12:37 pm

Lets Go Brandon, Time (to) Quit

Kone Wone
Reply to  H.R.
October 25, 2022 10:32 pm

They’re the short version; the full one is LGBTQWTF.

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  Kone Wone
October 26, 2022 3:25 am

you forgot …MAP. Minor Attracted Person.

Pettifogger
Reply to  Kone Wone
October 26, 2022 4:38 am

LGBTQWTFASAPLSMFT+/-

SImon Jester
Reply to  Pettifogger
October 26, 2022 9:17 am

Isn’t it easier to just use non-cis? NC for short.

H.R.
Reply to  SImon Jester
October 26, 2022 4:48 pm

What’s my sister got to do with this?
😉

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Allen Stoner
October 25, 2022 2:48 am

yes
that also should be their own problem not the teams
majority are heartily sick of the lbgtwhatsits

Surrr
Reply to  Allen Stoner
October 25, 2022 3:15 am

But a AFLWomen player sat out a game because she refused to wear the alphabet jersey, but not a peep from the msm, why? Could it be because of a certain religion?

Richard Page
Reply to  Surrr
October 25, 2022 3:28 am

It wasn’t even as obvious as that – the logo never appeared on the clothing, just on the marketing boards around where they were playing. The player objected to the association even when it didn’t impact her directly.

Mark - Helsinki
Reply to  Allen Stoner
October 25, 2022 8:12 am

Dear lord.

Wearing a sponsors logo in the kit that is part of contract the team signed with the sponsor, and the player contracted to wear that kit with a sponsor’s logo which in part pays for the player’s bloomin contract

The Rainbow mafia logo on the shirt is a political and to some and/or a religious matter.

Apples to Oranges comparison.

The very fact you are not allowed object to Rainbow mafia demands shows how insidious the activist side of movement is.

I am curious tho, for no real reason, was it the old Rainbow flag, or this new ‘everyone on the planet but straight white males’ flag?

DonM
Reply to  Allen Stoner
October 25, 2022 12:33 pm

Well, if the LGBTQ folks pulled their $15 M sponsorship, that would show him who’s really in charge …

Izaak Walton
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 24, 2022 7:51 pm

Mike,
where do you draw the line? Should golfer’s take money from Saudi Arabia? Should the olympics be held in China? Personally I think the answer to both is ‘no’. And I think it is great to see that some people at least put their principles ahead of their wallet.

harry
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 24, 2022 8:42 pm

The PGA established a PGA tour in China. They hardly have the moral high ground on human rights despite how much they try to play that card.

Redge
Reply to  Izaak Walton
October 24, 2022 11:34 pm

I agree, Izaak

As long as someone’s principles don’t affect anyone else, they should be applauded

yarpos
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 25, 2022 3:12 am

Upset about what a long dead guy said 40-50 years ago in a different era and making it an issue. Usually they keep digging up the past as its where the victimhood money lies . This time its blown up in their face. I expect a woke company/bank/super fund will relish financing their BS.

Fred
Reply to  Macha
October 24, 2022 4:14 pm

When Elsa Widding, with very high competence in climate science hold her initial speech as member in the Swedish parliament lots of mental fuses burned on the left (and right) side. A claim that the climate crisis lack scientific support and that we need to prioritize our community before virtue signaling has been heavy criticized. When the hysteric response past it will be interesting to follow the debate. As a politician on the winning side she will be allowed to debate and disarm the fearmongers.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Fred
October 25, 2022 4:42 am

“A claim that the climate crisis lack scientific support and that we need to prioritize our community before virtue signaling has been heavy criticized.”

Elsa!!!

Yes, Elsa will be heavily cricized by the alarmists, but Elsa has one thing on her side: She sees the truth of the matter and apparently isn’t afraid to say so.

Hang in there Elsa, you are on the proper side of the issue. The alarmist climate change case does lack scientific support. That’s the reason alarmists have such a hard time selling it, even though they own the media and have all the money they need to push this false narrative of Human-caused Climate Change.

Steve G
Reply to  Macha
October 25, 2022 1:49 am

Yep, its simple really. If ya don’t wear the logo, you don’t get the doh!! Aint rocket science as they say.

Chaswarnertoo
October 24, 2022 2:07 pm

Reeeeeeeeee! 🤣

markl
October 24, 2022 2:18 pm

It’s more than just the Green machine, Sweden has had it with outsiders trying to remake their society. Being nice to immigrants has cost them with increased crime, terrorism, sex crimes, while draining their treasuries with no return. Being nice to environmentalists has weakened their economy and altered their lifestyle. Their approach to Covid proved to be correct while the rest of the world chastised them. Sweden has awakened and said enough is too much and they’re taking their country back. Good for them.

InterestedBystander
Reply to  markl
October 24, 2022 3:20 pm

Lots of bombings I hear.

Tom Halla
October 24, 2022 2:24 pm

Among many other stupid or malevolent things Richard Nixon did, establishing the EPA as a stand alone agency was one of the worst. Being a separate agency meant that “the environment” was never going to be protected enough, and that any sense of other goals being a higher priority was against their continued employment.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 24, 2022 4:47 pm

And giving the Chinese leadership respectability. I remember it clearly at the time and thought it was a bad idea. Nearly fifty years later the chickens are coming home to roost.

hooodathunkit
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
October 26, 2022 6:31 am

That wasn’t Nixon, it was our bettters in Congress who found cheap labor substitutes and comfortable investment partnerships in China. Nixon opened the door, but arguably was totally naive as to what would happen next.

Today, with their Most Favored Nation (no tax) status made permanent by Congress, you can buy American goods cheaper there than you can buy them here.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 24, 2022 6:12 pm

If Dick Nixon hadn’t done it, Jimmah Cahtar would have a few years later.

Ron Long
October 24, 2022 2:27 pm

The Green Loonies are probably going to bring in Greta Doom Princess Thunberg to stare down the government. If she tries I am available to counter her as I have been weaponizing the smirk (looks like I’m getting good at it because when I try it on my dogs they growl at me). Fight fire with fire!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Ron Long
October 24, 2022 10:38 pm

Your dogs might think you’re about to fart, and probably don’t appreciate it one bit.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
October 25, 2022 2:02 am

Jeff, you owe me a new keyboard.

It doesnot add up
October 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Big changes in energy policy too. No more subsidies for wind farms. Expedite new nuclear. No more interconnectors to import high prices from Germany.

LdB
Reply to  It doesnot add up
October 24, 2022 5:23 pm

No more interconnectors Griff will be furious 😉

Craig from Oz
Reply to  LdB
October 24, 2022 7:12 pm

Griff once admitting his Lord had solar panels on the roof of the manor. He’ll be fine.

Redge
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 24, 2022 11:37 pm

The serfs aren’t allowed to use electricity or gas or solar

Let them eat dung

griff
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 25, 2022 1:16 am

er, no, he has solar on his stables.

He has ground based heat pumps under his lawns!

(Think big stables)

griff
Reply to  LdB
October 25, 2022 1:15 am

why will there be no more interconnectors?

There are several under construction, notably UK to Germany.

Interconnectors are for export too: UK currently supplying France.

HotScot
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 3:57 am

That’ll be to dump the occasional excess renewables generated electricity.

Just not today…….

Serge Wright
October 24, 2022 2:29 pm

This is a good move. These useless ministries are home to the economy destroying woke progressives and serve no purpose other than to block useful development and substitute it with the opposite.

DrEd
Reply to  Serge Wright
October 24, 2022 2:41 pm

Let’s hope the new government has much success and continues to make rational decisions.

Richard Page
Reply to  DrEd
October 24, 2022 4:31 pm

Lets hope this becomes a template that can be exported to other governments.

Citizen Smith
Reply to  Serge Wright
October 24, 2022 3:46 pm

Good move alright. Pourmokhtari, at 26 years old, will not have much knowledge, political skill or influence. Thankfully this will render the sub-ministry not very effective.

Jack Frost
October 24, 2022 2:32 pm

If only Rishi Sunak, the newly appointed Prime Minister, had the balls to do the same in the UK government. We can but dream.

Editor
Reply to  Jack Frost
October 24, 2022 3:02 pm

‘Appointed’ is the correct word. Just like Xi Jinping did for the Hong Kong election, the ruling Tory cabal picked the one and only candidate. I feel the icy cold stirrings of a general election coming, as democracy dies one cut at a time.

MARTIN BRUMBY
Reply to  Mike Jonas
October 24, 2022 4:51 pm

I wonder how the membership of the Once “Conservative” Party will react. They were offered a choice of Truss or Sunak just over a month ago and voted strongly for Truss. Now they are told, ,”you are getting Sunak, so go forth and perform auto-coitus”.

Will they be impressed this time around?

Not that Truss seemed a great choice. But better than Sunak at least.

Derg
Reply to  MARTIN BRUMBY
October 25, 2022 2:08 am

I cracked up when “everyone” cried “you can’t cut taxes now…that is insane.”

But Government has no problem spending more that they take in and that is somehow not insane.

HotScot
Reply to  Derg
October 25, 2022 4:03 am

Six of one, half a dozen of the other. If the Ukraine conflict isn’t over by April the energy cap will be continued, assuming the end of the conflict will make a blind bit of difference.

Sunak is going to cut public spending. Where?

The only answer is means testing of some sort which will be the ideal opportunity to usher in digital currency which Sunak loves. Did a long video praising it.

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
October 25, 2022 4:54 am

🙁

More government…grrr

auto
Reply to  HotScot
October 25, 2022 1:02 pm

wo-ow.
Digital cash?
Not for this chap.

Real cash – even though i have nothing to hide!.

Auto

InterestedBystander
Reply to  Jack Frost
October 24, 2022 3:24 pm

I suspect the Tories will swing left out of fear. They’ve thrown away their mandate with mis-governance and they fear the public wants more Leftist policies. People everywhere want less crime and affordable food and energy. Do that and never worry about another election.

Drake
Reply to  InterestedBystander
October 24, 2022 8:09 pm

Thatcher did that for years, returned the UK budget to Black and then what happened? The left started talking about how to spend all the excess money and bought their way back into power with promises of free stuff.

So, no, you ALWAYS must worry about the next election.

In the US the only way is to make MAJOR changes rapidly and END the giveaway programs, then when the vast majority of people realize THEY were only effected by a lowering of their taxes, no loss of service, all the leftists who lost all their free stuff and jobs will no longer be able to fund their leftist politicians to cover the TV and radio with malicious political advertisements. The Fair Tax must replace the income tax, the “prebate” only to go to US citizens.

In the UK, first terminate ALL of the employees of the BBC, sell all the buildings and transmission equipment and make it almost impossible for the left to re-create it when they get back in power.

Thomas
Reply to  Drake
October 24, 2022 11:45 pm

I can’t find anywhere in the U.S. Constitution where Congress is given the right to take money from one class of people and give it to another class. The Supreme Court should declare all tax and transfer programs are unconstitutional. Charity should not be enforced. American’s are very charitable people, we’ll take care of those who really need it. Our economy needs those seven million non-working men between 18 and 54 to come back to the workplace, and they will live better, more fulfilling lives.

RexAlan
Reply to  Jack Frost
October 24, 2022 8:24 pm
griff
Reply to  RexAlan
October 25, 2022 1:18 am

There we have it: the WEF conspiracy again.

I still miss the old conspiracies… are the NWO all pensioned off?

Derg
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 2:10 am

Birds of a feather 😉

ozspeaksup
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 2:56 am

you dont think its a lot more than coincidence so many who did the WEF “young leaders” or similar are all in power, regardless of experience etc?

HotScot
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 4:08 am

WEF Conspiracy?

Schwab wrote a book about The Great Reset. It’s not conspiracy’s we are worried about, it’s the stupidity of people like you.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  HotScot
October 25, 2022 5:45 am

Exactly and well said.

jelly34
Reply to  HotScot
October 25, 2022 3:49 pm

These are some of the people who are affiliated with the WEF.
https://rumble.com/embed/vmy0r6/?pub=qnz9d
We are being hoodwinked by OUR betters.

griff
Reply to  Jack Frost
October 25, 2022 1:17 am

I think you’ll find that Rishi and the entire tory party is pro net zero.

If Jacob Rees Mogg is for it, being about as far right as the UK goes, then so are the rest.

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 3:33 am

Yes. Jacob Rees-Mogg has indeed SAID that he is all for net zero and that’s fine because politicians always tell the truth, are scrupulously honest and always fulfill their campaign promises.

auto
Reply to  Richard Page
October 25, 2022 1:08 pm

And Ree=Smog has resigned ….

Auto

HotScot
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 4:09 am

Steve Baker is a trustee of the GWPF.

John K. Sutherland
October 24, 2022 2:42 pm

Wonderful! I have wanted our own Dept. of the Env scrapped here, where I live in Canada. They do nothing but cost us money and aggravation, with no benefit.

October 24, 2022 2:50 pm

An interesting manoevre. As a New Zealander, addressing the question of totally woke, totally corrupt government departments is of interest.

tgasloli
October 24, 2022 2:52 pm

“Minister of Climate & Environment, 26 year old..,”

When they appointed someone that young it should have been a clue that person would not make any decisions.

Disputin
Reply to  tgasloli
October 25, 2022 2:13 am

I’m afraid that should be “should” not make any decisions. Time will tell.

Editor
October 24, 2022 2:57 pm

Sweden has been without a dedicated environment ministry for 1287 of the last 1322 years – or in fact 13987 of the last 14022 years. I think it will survive now, and of course it does still actually have an environment ministry.

MarkW
October 24, 2022 3:02 pm

Fire as many people as you can, as fast as you can. To make it harder for the next government to reconstitute this department.

Drake
Reply to  MarkW
October 24, 2022 8:12 pm

Fire ALL the liberals you can. Eliminate as many “programs” as possible. Deport EVERY “immigrant” ever arrested for a crime, any who have tried to influence an election and all who are on ANY form of government “assistance”

Pauleta
October 24, 2022 3:07 pm

Great wasn’t available?

Richard Page
Reply to  Pauleta
October 24, 2022 4:34 pm

Greta probably was available but not wanted in this government. It’ll be interesting to see if she starts protests at home again.

Bryan A
Reply to  Richard Page
October 24, 2022 7:09 pm

If she didn’t finish high school would she qualify to officiate such a department?

Pauleta
Reply to  Bryan A
October 24, 2022 7:18 pm

The appointed sub-minister is 26, not too far even from grad school.

Disputin
Reply to  Bryan A
October 25, 2022 2:15 am

Or indeed should she!

Richard Page
Reply to  Bryan A
October 25, 2022 3:38 am

She did finish high school. A year or so late, but she actually did quite well – a real shame she couldn’t put her mind to better use than mindless ranting but still, teenagers!

auto
Reply to  Richard Page
October 25, 2022 1:12 pm

Maybe the Swedes will learn from the Germans.
The episode when the loons glued themselves to VW Showroom
floors could be very influential.

I hope.

Auto

BobM
October 24, 2022 3:15 pm

Could this be a real climate (crisis/net zero) “tipping point”?

InterestedBystander
October 24, 2022 3:19 pm

Wow. A governing party with balls. Good for Sweden. Now if only American Republicans would grow a pair. EPA, Dept. of Education and major chunks of the Dept. of Justice need to go. Just refuse to fund them. Let the Democrats press squeal like stuck pigs.

Drake
Reply to  InterestedBystander
October 24, 2022 8:16 pm

If the Republican congress just refuses to increase the debt limit the cuts in spending by the Democrats controlled executive branch (President) will show the US voter their priorities. They will try to save every liberal full employment program.

Then the 2024 election will be a clear choice.

Bob
October 24, 2022 3:34 pm

Good for Sweden.

Gunga Din
October 24, 2022 3:37 pm

WUWT is an international forum.
‘Conservative” and “Liberal” are names of actual political parties in some countries that don’t stand for what those words mean in other countries. (I doubt if anyone who loves and supports socialism would claim to support the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.)
So what does “right-wing”, “left-wing” mean in Sweden?
(Either that doesn’t go with Grrreeetttraa is good for them!)

Tom Halla
Reply to  Gunga Din
October 24, 2022 5:22 pm

Oh, the NSDAP was socialist, just not Marxist.Marx did not devise socialism, and despite Stalinist claims, it is not a progression on the road to Communism.
It was the product of a series of writers, mostly French, wanting “democratic control” over the economy. Mussolini sold what was supposed to be a government run by labor union locals, the Fasci.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 24, 2022 7:23 pm

There are some subtle differences.

Communism is where everything is owned/run by the ‘commune’ for the good of ‘The People’
National Socialism is where everything is owned/run by the ‘state’ for the good of ‘The People’.
The irony that fans of these systems fail to admit is that ‘The People’ get little say in real terms.
In National Socialism there is the ruling party. In Communism there are the ruling committees. After all, someone needs to control the actual work, and since the workers are too busy working it may as well be them. Right?

This is what is often missed with Marx. He described a world where small business was simply wished out of existence and there were ‘only’ owners and workers. He decided that the workers should rise up and overthrow the owners.

Yet which of those two groups was he part of? Neither.

Marx was part of the third group who talked about things and wanted the system built back better so they they played a more active role. This is the major problem with Socialism – they want to reshape YOUR world, not theirs. If their revolution fails they go back to sleeping in a share house, while you now have no means of employment. No skin off their nose.

Remember kids, in a Worker’s Paradise YOU are still JUST a worker.

Drake
Reply to  Craig from Oz
October 24, 2022 8:22 pm

Story of Mexican socialism. The socialist took over after an election in the early 1900s. At the time 90% of he pineapples imported to the US was from a single area of Mexico. Plantations run by property owners. The government divided the property up and gave it to the “people”. The plantations closed and the people became poor, and the US found new places to import pineapples from.

Same thing in Zimbabwe?

Same thing in Cuba?

Same thing in Venezuela?

But the NEXT time it will work.

griff
Reply to  Tom Halla
October 25, 2022 1:18 am

It was not socialist in any way.

It imprisoned and shot socialists.

Derg
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 2:15 am

What was not socialist in a way?

Tom Halla
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 3:33 am

Joseph Stalin was a killer of Old Bolsheviks during the Purge, so if killing Commies and socialists is the test, Stalin was not a socialist either.

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 3:49 am

Oh dear, bear of little brain you had to reveal your ignorance once again, didn’t you? Once the NSDAP were in power in 1933 they outlawed the german communist party and imprisoned marxists and socialists of that stripe – either you really are this stupid or you are ignorant to the fact that Socialism is a catch-all term for several different groups with broadly similar methods and aims. Basically they imprisoned and shot other types of socialist, which does not stop them from being socialists themselves – if you look at the early history of the Soviet Union it is a veritable bloodbath of different socialist groups fighting each other (and sometimes themselves) for power and control.

Stephen
Reply to  Richard Page
October 25, 2022 11:31 am

“if you look at the early history of the Soviet Union it is a veritable bloodbath of different socialist groups fighting each other”

Hence the Life of Brian references to the Judean Peoples Liberation Party being totally different to and utterly opposed to the Peoples Liberation Party of Judea!

Richard Page
Reply to  Stephen
October 25, 2022 11:59 am

Splitters!

Gunga Din
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 12:16 pm

Griff, they were with minor differences.
The biggie they have in common is that they were/are Totalitarian forms of Government.
The Elite (The animals that were “more equal” than others from “Animal Farm”.) got to power by promising to “take from the rich and give to the poor”.
Once they gained power, the sheep clothing came off and the wolves showed their true colors.

DonM
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 12:54 pm

griff, what point are you trying to make.

Socialists, that are in charge/control, don’t care who they shoot.

The shooting is intended to consolidate socialist power; the shooting continues until there is enough power in place. Then there is True Socialism.

Kone Wone
Reply to  Gunga Din
October 25, 2022 10:49 pm

Good points. Like the term ‘liberal‘ as it is employed in the USA, when for we non-American English speakers, those to whom the label is applied seem to be anything but. Quite illiberal in fact in their opposition to free speech, open debate, and contrary opinions.

John_C
Reply to  Kone Wone
October 26, 2022 5:07 pm

As was the intent. A humorist a few years back explained that these kinds of folks infiltrate a respected institution, take it, gut it, and wear its skin.. Some folks notice the rotting carcass and the wolf faster than others.

Mike Lowe
October 24, 2022 3:42 pm

If those environmental extremists would just stick to looking after the environment, and resist the temptation of interfering in political matters, many of us would agree with them.

Geoff Sherrington
Reply to  Mike Lowe
October 24, 2022 11:34 pm

Mike Lowe,
Oh, I don’t think so.
many of the “victories” claimed by EPA types were going to be done by industries and people anyway. It is not hard to contemplate niggly things that are wrong with your future at any time and then devise a body to make them happen faster or else face a penalty.
It is all part of this rotten business of too many people being paid to tel others what to do, while producing nothing of value themselves.
That EPA approach resembles 5 y o kids wishing for what they want for Christmas. What they get is controlled by what dad and mum can afford to pay atthe time.
Geoff S

DMacKenzie
October 24, 2022 3:43 pm

“Your company has to have a mission and vision statement” said the outside management consultant.
“Your company has to have a safety department” said the outside management consultant..
“You need a quality control department” said the outside management consultant.
“You need a scheduling department” said the outside management consultant.
“Your company has to have an environmental responsibility department” said the outside management consultant.
“Your company has to change to ERP software” said the outside management consultant.
“Your company has to have a corporate governance group” said the outside management consultant.
Most of these things were NOT found in hindsight to function as effectively as just hiring responsible employees and responsible supervisors to start with…not to mention much more reliably and expediently without empire building and management by constipation….
Probably environmental responsibility of all these Swedish government departments is something similar.

Old Man Winter
October 24, 2022 4:10 pm

“It is impossible to describe more clearly how MUCH this government
values ​​the environment and the climate. This is a historic decision
with POSITIVE consequences for environmental issues”

Fixed it for ya, Per Bolund!

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
October 24, 2022 4:15 pm

Individuals are still able to make their own best decisions about protecting the environment. No need for yet another looming, lurching bureaucracy.

October 24, 2022 4:19 pm

The environment in Sweden will continue to be just fine, even in the face of the abolition of the Ministry of the Environment. All over the World, people could discover that their environment, too, would continue just the same and just fine, even if they too, demolished their Departments of the Environment.

Richard Page
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
October 24, 2022 4:37 pm

Probably far better without them, in fact!

Chris Hanley
October 24, 2022 4:34 pm

Historically Swedish governments have prioritized the interests of Swedes.

Shoki Kaneda
October 24, 2022 4:41 pm

Well, there’s a step in the right direction.

n.n
October 24, 2022 5:01 pm

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Sequestration? It’s not just for babies.

Ktm
October 24, 2022 5:09 pm

Great, now any “climate devastation” that occurs from here on out is Sweden’s fault.

The rest of humanity is off the hook.

Thanks Sweden!

another ian
October 24, 2022 6:33 pm
Walter Sobchak
October 24, 2022 9:14 pm

Romina Pourmokhtari

Swedish?

Richard Page
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
October 25, 2022 3:54 am

Definitely. Although her parents fled Iran after suffering persecution there.

griff
October 25, 2022 1:13 am

Ideology again (temporarily) triumphs over science, need and common sense.

Sweden has seen rapid temperature rises in its northern regions in recent years and some devastating forest fires (in some of the best managed forest in Europe).

Derg
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 2:18 am

Oh for Pete’s sake…give it a rest. Crocodile tears indeed.

Richard Page
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 4:05 am

There is no facepalm large enough to register this stupidity. Sweden has seen very little temperature rise, one bad forest fire in 2018 and very little since. In fact Sweden has been providing its firefighting units to Czech Republic and France in recent years.
And before you make any other demented comments, the 2018 wildfires have been attributed to a coordinated series of arson attacks both in cities and the countryside ahead of the general election.

meiggs
Reply to  Richard Page
October 25, 2022 5:18 am

griffy dunnit

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Richard Page
October 25, 2022 7:18 am

Yeah, but it was the unbearably cold summers that Sweden had been experiencing that drove people to experiment with arson. 🙂

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
October 25, 2022 5:13 am

“Ideology again (temporarily) triumphs over science”

Weren’t you reading the article, Griff? What is it about “[Human-caused Climate Change] lacks scientific support” that you don’t understand?

It’s not ideology, it is lack of evidence of a need to regulate and control CO2.

Steve G
October 25, 2022 2:05 am

I like the ministry definition and where Sweden places Energy with respect to government, with Business and Industry. That is where energy belongs, with business and industry. Defense must be involved also.

— Australia of course has Chris Bowen as minister of “Climate Change” and Energy, same as many other governments. Climate change shouldn’t be represented at any level of government IMO. Or just shove it in with Science, though it really can’t go there either.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Steve G
October 25, 2022 3:01 am

like to see bowen at the bottom of a mine personally

John_C
Reply to  ozspeaksup
October 26, 2022 5:12 pm

That would mean the mine hasn’t had a cave-in or rock-fall yet. Wouldn’t you prefer to be unable to see Bowen in the bottom of the mine?

yarpos
October 25, 2022 3:08 am

Hard to imagine that a group of people being moved to a different spot on the org chart as a great catastrophe. The empire builders wont be happy of course, but maybe they can do some work and prove their worth rather than building a fiefdom.

Richard Page
Reply to  yarpos
October 25, 2022 7:01 am

Work? I rather think not, empire building is a full-time job all to itself, don’t you know!

mst
October 25, 2022 11:09 am

“Devastating Consequences.”

Announcement is hours old and already tidal waves have swept Malmo out to sea, the polar axes have flipped and millions lay dead in smoking ruins.

Oh, wait. That was the western world’s COVID policies. Well, never mind then.

Brad Hobbs
October 26, 2022 6:32 am

Does Greta know?

James Schrumpf
October 26, 2022 3:27 pm

If only we could do the same with the Dept. Of Education, the Dept of Energy, the Dept of Transportation. . .

Val Martin
October 27, 2022 1:57 am

Bird killing wind farms and destroying the habitat of the orangutan is considered protecting the environment with the greens.

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