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Sweden election: Why this viral image is not proof of ‘climate hysteria’ [Video]

A misleading image has falsely claimed to show proof of “climate hysteria” in Sweden ahead of the country’s general election.

Users have alleged that a Swedish broadcaster has altered weather map designs and colours to exaggerate global warming.

The claim was also amplified on Twitter by Lars Beckman, an MP for the right-wing Moderate party. 

The Cube, Euronews’ social media newsdesk, has fact-checked the claims.

The viral image claims to show two weather forecasts that were allegedly shared by the same news channel in 1986 and 2022.

Using open-source tools, Euronews found the images were shared by two different broadcasters to display weather patterns and temperature.

The weather map image on the left was first displayed in July 2016, by the state-controlled television broadcaster SVT.

The second image — showing an orange map and ground temperature readings — was taken from a different television network, TV4, in August 2021.

Not only were the images labelled with the incorrect dates, but they were also shared by different broadcasters, who …

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UN secretary-general warns 'humanity is on thin ice' when it comes to reversing effects of climate change [Video]

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns humanity is on thin ice, and that ice is melting fast when it comes to reversing the devastating and deadly effects of climate change around the world. Guterres released this video message ahead of a press conference to launch the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday.