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The drift of Antarctic sea-ice is slower than simulated in climate models. Interviewee: Petteri Uotila, Finnish Metetorological Institute. The video is in Finnish.

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Projected climate change in Finland

Finland’s climate changes more in winter than in summer.

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The Finnish Government has adopted the medium-term climate change plan

On 14 September 2017, the Finnish Government adopted the medium-term climate change plan to 2030. The plan ‘Towards Climate-Smart Day-to-Day Living’ sets out the necessary means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in the non-emissions trading sector, i.e. transport, agriculture, heating and waste management.

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Finnish climate is expected to change more during winter than during summer months

Global warming will not affect Finland in the same way all year round. Winters will become significantly warmer and more rainy during the winter months, while the changes in the summer will be less marked. As global warming progresses, high extreme temperatures become increasingly likely and low extremes become less common. Even though the climate is changing, the annual variation will remain.

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Finnish Arctic expertise will be needed in the future at ever higher latitudes

The chairmanship of the Arctic Council will be transferred to Finland in May. Finland has knowledge and experience of the Arctic region, its special characteristics and the dramatic climate change taking place there. Climate change increases travel, shipping and utilisation of natural resources in that region and thus also demand for observational data and services on the Arctic environment.

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Climate change has accelerated plant growth on earth

A new study shows that due to climate change the capacity of plants on earth to absorb carbon has increased by up to one third since the beginning of the 20th century. It is estimated that plants and soil currently absorb about one quarter of the emissions from fossil fuels. However, the adverse effects of climate change might overrule the benefits from the increased absorbtion by plants.

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A study reveals climate impacts of a boreal peatland in Finland

A research studied the historical development and climate impacts of a boreal peatland located in Southern Finland. The peatland had a warming impact on climate during the first 7000 years since its formation until the change from a fen to bog type peatland ultimately turned the climate impact from warming to cooling.

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