Watching The Finnish… 42/2009 (October 12 – October 18)

Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news

The following topics were mentioned:

Arctic sea ice is thinning: new evidence from the field
See Catlin Arctic Survey (PDF)
Glaciers in Indian Kashmir melting at “alarming” speed
See COP15

See the About page for more info, and this page for my further remarks in Finnish.

Finnish climate change news Finnish forests may be calculated as sources for carbon after Copenhagen

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “FMI participates in greenhouse gas and aerosol field research in Tiksi, Russia” (in Finnish)

Helsingin Sanomat: Pori’s new swimming hall will use solar power to heat water in pool
Were you just led to think that the pool will be 100 % solar-powered? Well, beware of headlines. The planned indoor pool in Pori will be getting a whopping three percent of its electricity and a totally mind-blowing five percent of its heating from solar energy.

Helsingin Sanomat: Finland aims at 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Yle: Government Eyes Drastic Emissions Cuts

Yle: Positive Reactions To Government Climate Plan

Yle: “Minister of the Environment Paula Lehtomäki in favour of peat combustion despite its greenhouse gas emissions” (in Finnish)

Greenpeace: “Apparently those Members of Parliament who promote nuclear power are not supporting cuts in greenhouse gas emissions” (in Finnish)

Foreign news about Finland

COP15: Finland to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050