Koyaanisqatsi screened on hill overlooking cirkustent at Tantolunden, Stockholm
After screening films at Tantolunden in Stockholm as part of the Climate Film Festival, we returned to Malmö where the city had just suffered flooding due to torrential rain. Cars were stuck in flooded streets, electricity was out, basements were filled with water.
One unexpected effect was the damage done to the cultural life of Malmö: since many bands rehearse and some artists have their studios in basements, their equipment and supplies were severely damaged by flooding, and it may take months to repair and reinstall everything.
Article in Swedish here
Floods, storms and quakes uprooted 22 million people worldwide in 2013. More than twice as many people are affected by natural disasters than 40 years ago and the trend is expected to worsen as more people move to crowded cities in developing countries.
August 2014 was the warmest since records began in 1881.