Watching The Finnish… 43/2009 (October 19 – October 25)

Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news

The following topics were mentioned:

Indirect Emissions from Biofuels: How Important?
See Science
The impact of a global temperature rise of 4ºC
See Act on Copenhagen
Recent changes in a remote Arctic lake are unique within the past 200,000 years
See Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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

Finnish climate change news

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal increased by 32 per cent in January to September

Statistics Finland: Electricity production with renewable energy sources grew by 15 per cent in 2008

Helsingin Sanomat: Emotions run high in debate on uranium mining in east of Finland

Helsingin Sanomat: Date of completion for Olkiluoto III nuclear plant still anybody’s guess

Yle: Finnish Space Technology Assists Climate Satellite Project -a new website on bioenergy (so far, no content in English)

Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers: Engineering Associations’ National Climate Plan for Finland: “in Finnish energy production, 70 % GHG emission cuts possible by 2050” (PDF in English)

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “Alert systems for heavy rains and sewer flooding are being developed” (in Finnish)