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Climate Panel appointed for a new term

The Finnish Climate Panel continues its work to support the planning of climate and energy policy and related decision-making with a new composition. The Government has appointed a new panel to be chaired by Markku Ollikainen, Professor of Environmental and Resources Economics at the University of Helsinki.

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Challenges facing grain growing in the Northern climate

Warming climate will make grain growing easier in Finland. However, harvest levels depend on the results of plant breeding efforts. Inadequate water supplies are another risk factor as precipitation in the summer months does not necessarily grow as much as the plants' water needs.

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Climate change will reduce the need for heating energy in buildings

Warming climate changes the demand for heating and cooling energy in buildings. The demand for heating energy will continue to diminish but the need for cooling grows in the future. According to a recent study, total energy consumption will decline by between 20 and 35 per cent by the end of the century.

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Year 2015 was the warmest in records

According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute statistics, 2015 was a record warm year in most parts of the country. Lapland was the only province in which the year wasn't the warmest but in the shared second place. The mean temperature in 2015 was about 1.9°C warmer than the long-term average in the period of 1981–2010.

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Aerosol formation processes need more detailed descriptions in climate models

Tommi Bergman explored the modeling of aerosols within global climate models in his dissertation work. Since aerosols cause the highest uncertainty in radiative forcing, their accurate description in climate models is very important.

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