The Swedish government just announced a new climate change law, requiring the country to end greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
The proposed legislation has wide support in Sweden from almost all major political parties across the political spectrum. If passed it will require all future governments to provide updates on how they are tackling climate change and inform Parliament on whether they are on track to the meet the target of zero net greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades.
But many people noticed the all-female picture looks an awful lot like an attempt to troll Donald Trump, after pictures of the US president signing an executive order effectively restricting access to abortion while surrounded by male advisers went viral.
Upon enquiry as to the possibly trolling in the photo, it was left up to the viewer to decide:
“You can interpret it as you want,” Lovin’s spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “It’s more that Sweden is a feminist government and this is a very important law that we just decided on.”
“We need climate leadership in the world today. And to make the Paris agreement happen we need climate leadership.”
“I would ask everyone to make their own interpretation.”
People have been busy doing just that:
Compare and contrast: Trump restricts women's rights; Sweden's Isabella Lovin pushes world's most ambitious (?) climate law pic.twitter.com/1po54sDYsb
— Megan Darby (@climatemegan) February 3, 2017