Positively sweltering in April
Finland: Is it fall, winter or spring?
Meanwhile record cold causes a spike in Norwegian energy prices;
Nordic power prices soared as record cold weather in parts of the region delayed the seasonal melting of snow into water needed to generate electricity.
The coldest night on record dating back to 1859 this week helped electricity prices on Wednesday jump 34 percent so far in May from a year earlier…
I’m sure they’d appreciate some warmth right now
By Paul Homewood
h/t Patsy Lacey
From the Guardian, via Yahoo:
Finland, the new chair of the Arctic council, has appealed to climate change scientists to fight the threat of the US and Russia tearing up commitments to combat global warming.
The Nordic country takes up the two-year chairmanship of the body, increasingly a forum where arguments about climate change play out, at a ministerial meeting on Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, will represent the Trump administration.
The meeting is due to set targets to reduce black carbon in the Arctic, a pollutant that traps atmospheric heat, but comes amid fears the US is poised to downgrade its commitments made at the 2015 Paris conference on climate change.
Harri Mäki-Reinikka, the Finnish ambassador for northern policies, called for the Paris treaty to be respected.
“We hope there will be no deals over…
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