“With the unusually late, cold and rainy spring in the mountains, reindeer husbandry has been hit hard,” says this article from Swedish News Dagens Nyheter. “Many newborn calves have frozen to death, causing great economic losses for many reindeer owners.”
“In the Wilhelmina southern village, around a third of reindeer calves froze to death. The snow is still there in some places in the mountains.”
“The snow will not go away this summer unless we have a record hot August,” says Sami village chairman Tomas Nejne.
Latest spring in living memory
“I have not been through this extremely late spring in living memory, so it’s probably more Sami villages affected,” says Jorgen Jonsson, chairman of the Swedish Sami’s Federation.
Jonsson does not know how extensive reindeer calf death is because many reindeer owners have not been able to brand reindeer calves.
So much for global warming.
Thanks to Bjorn Sefeldt and Perdavid Nygren for these links
Google translation from Swedish News Dagens Nyheter (with some of Bjorn’s words added for clarification).