Climate change mitigation - Why care? (Finland)
- Climate change
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., , 
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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