Klas Lundström is a writer and investigative reporter who focuses on environmental issues, mining, and post-war societies. He is the author of numerous books, his most recent on Mongolia and U.S. uranium mining, ‘Dzud: Climate, Coal and Cold in Mongolia.’
Hi is a 2021 Pulitzer Center grantee (along with photographer Fredrik Lerneryd), with “Tajikistan: A Storm on the Roof of the World” — a reporting project about the climate crisis in the Pamir Mountains, in eastern Tajikistan.
Klas is a staff writer for the Swedish newspaper Tidningen Global (“Global Magazine”). As a freelancer, his work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, New Internationalist, and elsewhere. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
The world is addicted to soy — in Paraguay, these farmers pay the ultimate price
“I wanted to scream.”
In Paraguay, cows offer a way out of poverty — and perhaps a greater peril
“Against nature, there’s nothing you can do.”
Why yerba mate may be one of Paraguay’s greatest gifts — or its curse
“The soil is ready to let go.”
At the “Roof of the World,” solar power is a necessary evil
Since the fall of the Soviet Union and Tajikistan’s subsequent independence in 1991, neither state-supplied electricity nor state water has reached Alichur, a town of 2,000 people that sits 13,000 feet above sea level in the Pamir Mountains.
Living through Tajikistan’s climate apocalypse
In Tajikistan, a deadly new type of climate crisis has already arrived
Part one in a three-part series: The climate crisis at the Roof of the World.