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A Bit of Luck for Sweden

Sweden has for the past few weeks been plagued by a series of forest fires. The blue line in the graphics above shows how large areas of forest that normally burn during a year in Sweden (an average for 2008-2017), while the red line shows how much forest has burned down so far in 2018. Anybody can easily see that this has been a disastrous year for Sweden.

But Sweden has at the same time had a bit of luck, since Sweden has received a lot of help from other European countries – such as Norway, Italy, Poland, France and Portugal – with putting out the fires. And why have the other countries been able to help out so much? The answer is in the graphics below.

The blue line shows how much forest which has burned down in an average year within the European Union between 2008-2017, while the red line shows how much forest has burned down so far in 2018. In other words: For the EU as a whole, this summer has seen around half as many forest fires as in an average year.

This piece of news will never show up on BBC, CNN or any other mass media which constantly serve alarmist propaganda about the world’s climate.

(Note: Both graphics have been taken from the web site of the EU European Forest Fire Information System, which is available on effis.jrc.ec.europa.eu.)