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On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States—Join the conversation! Ilan Kelman Agder, Norway “Vi elsker bomringer!” (in effect, “We love road tolls”) was the rallying cry of Lan Marie Nguyen Berg from Oslo’s Green Party, Miljøpartiet De Grønne (MDG), after Norway’s recent local elections. Ecstatic over their vote share increase of 7.1% in Oslo and 2.6% nationwide, a sea of flag-waving supporters enthusiastically cheered these words. Could this be MDG’s springboard toward success in Stortinget (the National Parliament)? They assumed so after substantial gains in the 2015 local elections. This momentum fizzled in the 2017 national elections, leaving MDG with just one national seat, match
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Ilan Kelman

Ilan Kelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England, and Professor II at the University of Agder, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. Follow him at and @ILANKELMAN on Twitter and Instagram.

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