As she signed climate legislation into law, Swedish Deputy Prime Minister and Climate Minister Isabella Lövin seemed to parody one of Donald Trump's much-maligned photo ops. Remember it?

The time eight white men stood around signing an executive order that could limit women's access to reproductive health around the globe?

Now here's the Swedish politicians' photo.


"You can interpret it as you want," a Lövin 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."

But the look on Lövin's face sells the parody—she's got that perfect "please take me seriously because I'm not smiling" expression. The number of people in the room is the same. And the way they're all looking down at the paper is evocative of the self-satisfied smiles of the Trump administration.


The comments in the Twitter announcement contained several (science) workplaces following suit:

The difference, of course, is that the Swedish signing has the "goal of phasing out fossil fuels by 2045," according to the Huffington Post.

Different country, different politicians, different priorities... same pose.


Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has explicitly criticized Trump over climate change, saying "The position we hear from the new [US] administration is worrying," according to the Guardian.

Meanwhile, Lövin herself has said she wants Europe to take over where the US left off, since "the US is not there anymore to lead."