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Climate change mitigation - Why care? (Finland)

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Climate change mitigation - Why care?
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 23 Nov 2010


The global climate is currently changing faster than at any time over the last 10 000 years. In Finland, the temperature is expected to rise even more than the world's average which has been 0.74 ºC over the last 100 years. The Finnish climate has warmed by about 0.7 °C during the 20th century and new scenarios indicate that a mean annual warming of between 3 °C and 7 °C in combination with increased annual precipitation of 13 % to 26 % can be expected by year 2100. A warming of this magnitude, together with associated changes in precipitation, sea level and possibly also storm frequency, is likely to have significant effects on both the natural environment and the Finnish society.[1], [2], [3]

[1] Climate change, Finnish Environment Institute

[2] Observed changes in the climate in Finland, Finnish Meteorological Institute (in Finnish)

[3] Signs of climate change in Finland, Finnish Environmental Administration

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