Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news
The following topics were mentioned:
- The global human impact of climate change: currently 300,000 human deaths a year, and getting worse
- See Global Humanitarian Forum: Human Impact Report: Climate Change – The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis
- Large-scale agricultural burning in Eurasia and North America is having a much greater impact on Arctic watming than previously thought
- See University of New Hampshire
- EU greenhouse gas emissions fall for third consecutive year
- See European Environment Agency
- World energy use projected to grow 44 percent between 2006 and 2030
- See U.S. Energy Information Administration
- The melting tundra becomes a net carbon source after an initial 15 years of enhanced plant growth
- See Nature
Finnish climate change news
Helsingin Sanomat: UN Secretary-General begins visit to Finland
Parliament of Finland: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Eduskunta
Helsingin Sanomat: UN Secretary-General meets with Finnish NGOs
Finnish environmental group disappointed by UN leader’s views on climate.
…”Disappointed”, really? You can read Leo Stranius’s speech here.
Finnish Meteorological Institute: Finnish Meteorological Institute to start warning about heavy rains – without referring to the climate change.
Paroc: “Finland’s first passive house is ready for its first inhabitants” (in Finnish).
Helsingin Sanomat: City of Helsinki and Shell quarrel over EUR 600,000 cleaning bill for leasehold site
“‘This has taken us by surprise. One would think that the company would embrace its pro-environmental image, instead of arguing over petty cash’, says Katariina Kurenlahti from the Environmental Administration.”