World through the Swedish lens
Storm at Burning Man : Tens of thousands of visitors at the Burning Man festival in Nevada are stranded due to a storm, forcing them to ration resources. The roads to and from the festival are closed, and the temporary airport is also shut down. Social media posts show flooded areas and muddy roads in the festival area.
European Ski Resorts Threatened : A new study shows that many European ski resorts are at risk of snow scarcity every other year due to global warming, with the number of ski resorts affected increasing with higher temperatures. Even with increased use of artificial snow, it may no longer be profitable to operate ski resorts in 27% of areas at two degrees of warming and over 70% at four degrees. The Nordic mountains fare comparatively better, but there will still be significant impacts on the industry.
Typhoon forces nearly one million to evacuate in China : Typhoon Saola strikes China, prompting the evacuation of nearly one million people in affected areas. The storm, which had weakened from its highest alert level, is expected to gradually weaken further and move out to sea along the coast. Climate change is believed to have intensified tropical storms, causing increased rainfall and stronger winds.