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12.12.2015 – 05:25

Was this progress?

The Montreal Conference climaxed with Bill Clinton’s speech, in which he announced that he loves the Kyoto Protocol. The speech aroused a great deal of enthusiasm and after his speech, Clinton [...]

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23.09.2015 – 23:01

A Plan B is necessary

The UN Summit on Climate Change is just now in session in New York to discuss the future climate agreement that is expected from the Copenhagen Conference this coming December. Our Prime Minister [...]

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BLOG - Press releases
10.12.2014 – 16:43

EU climate strategy proven counterproductive: The EU has increased, not decreased its emissions

The academic dissertation of Eija-Riitta Korhola (MEP 1999-2014) was presented for public examination with the permission of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University [...]

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PRESS RELEASES
15.11.2014 – 12:15

My Doctoral lektion

Mr Opponent, Mr Custos, Ladies and Gentlemen! In my dissertation I have taken a bold, daring step by trying to draw an over-all picture of climate change, and by doing that seek to explain why so [...]

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19.03.2013 – 22:30

Confession of a climate agnostic

  The debate on climate warming is indeed continuing in Europe. On Christmas Day, the UK MET Office website published a rectified graph on the annual global temperature forecast, which it had [...]

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06.03.2013 – 22:32

An energy form in breast-feeding

In recent climate discussions, the possibility of the collapse of the entire emissions trading system (ETS) has been flashed. An oversupply of emission allowances has been created in the midst of [...]

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09.01.2013 – 22:34

Is it true or not?

Probably I am not the only one who has been wondering about the apparent contradictions that arise from the various climate positions. Meteorologists claim that global warming has made a [...]

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03.07.2012 – 22:35

A Trick and how it is pulled off

I have now been a member of the European Parliament for 13 years, and thought I already knew all the essentials of EU decision-making. Only last summer I realised what, in practice, explains the [...]

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SPEECHES
27.06.2012 – 05:57

EPP Study days in Turku – Speeches

WELCOME SPEECH I will not speak for long as we have much to do and many problems to tackle. We should be able to fix anything – as I note from our programme we have a Mayor, several MEPs, 1 Prime [...]

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11.12.2010 – 22:37

An autopsy of climate performance

It is that time of the year again. “Judgement Sunday” (Finnish term; the last Sunday before Advent; in the Catholic world known as the Solemnity) came and went, but the environmentalists are [...]

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04.12.2010 – 22:38

Towards Cancun – Climate policy must be divided into parts

Sometime in the future when the historiography for the first decade of the 21st century is read, it will no doubt be called an era of climate hype, even climate mania. This period was [...]

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02.12.2010 – 22:39

Towards Cancun – When the world was not saved after all

 A year ago, we prepared for the Copenhagen climate conference, and the world was looking forward to redemption. There was a counter on the European Parliament’s website which counted the seconds [...]

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20.09.2010 – 22:40

I told you so

“I told you so” is one of the most unpleasant sentences in the world, I do know that. Hearing it from the mouth of a politician makes you want to reach out for a sick bag. But these days when [...]

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15.07.2010 – 22:41

Little green men

Not much is needed to create a fuss in the media during the Dog Days. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a blog on this site, concerning the most common counter-arguments against nuclear power. [...]

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11.05.2010 – 22:42

Nuclear waste challenges the impetuous human

I once ordered a completely new combination of words from a Latinist, because I was longing for a fresh and accurate definition of a human being. I was convinced that of the human’s general [...]

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20.04.2010 – 22:44

The Energy Package is a mistake

I have decided to resign from the post of vice-chairman of the National Coalition Party at the next party congress in June. I have several good reasons for my resignation, such as my own time [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
16.04.2010 – 00:00

Application of emissions trading scheme to historic aircraft

The EU’s first emissions trading period for aviation begins on 1 January 2012. The emissions trading scheme applies to all flights departing from and arriving at EU aerodromes, unless they are [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
09.04.2010 – 00:00

IPCC mistake on melting Himalaya glaciers

The credibility of the IPCC has again come under fire after it admitted that the claim in the IPCC’s 3 000-page 2007 report on climate science that Himalayan glaciers will almost disappear by [...]

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02.04.2010 – 22:46

A whore or not – it depends…

Politics is not always logical. You get punished differently for the same things – you see, it depends. Vihreä Lanka, the yellow press of Finnish politics, asked me a couple of years ago, [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
02.03.2010 – 00:00

Sound climate science

The leaked electronic files of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia have greatly disturbed the scientific world. Prominent scientists conspired against critical [...]

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20.01.2010 – 22:47

Is the climate cannibalising development cooperation

The decision reached by the government’s task force on development issues was published on Tuesday and it aroused concern among the Finnish development organisations. Based on Prime Minister [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
20.01.2010 – 00:00

VAT on audiobooks

The application of different rates of VAT to books and audiobooks gave rise to much bewilderment in the EU Member States, both about the basis for these rates and about how they would be [...]

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14.01.2010 – 22:48

An interplanetary dreamer

Oh you interplanetary dreamer, silhouette of an ectoplasm. These were exactly my feelings as I heard what the Danish commissioner candidate Connie Hedegaard said some three hours ago. She is [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
21.12.2009 – 00:00

Transposition of the Payment Services Directive

Directive 2007/64/EC(1) of the European Parliament and the Council on payment services in the internal market was adopted on 13 November 2007. The aim of the Payment Services Directive is to [...]

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19.12.2009 – 22:49

A one-sided climate policy puts human rights in danger

The poor result from the Copenhagen Conference has been criticised, but as a matter of fact, it may be best for the planet at the moment. I predicted the proceedings at the Copenhagen Conference [...]

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12.12.2009 – 22:50

The context worsens the situation

Steve McIntyre, the mathematical statistician who has launched the website Climate Audit, aroused interest in the so-called Yamal materials after having studied these more thoroughly and found [...]

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WORK - Oral and written questions
11.12.2009 – 00:00

Follow-up question to Question E 2255/09 concerning the Incandescent Lamp Directive

The reply given by Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on behalf of the Commission did not fully answer my Question E 2255/09 concerning the Incandescent Lamp Directive, particularly the effectiveness [...]

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01.12.2009 – 22:52

When the facts change

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir, asked the famous economist John Maynard Keynes. And how about us? During the past weeks, some strange surprises have popped up in the [...]

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25.11.2009 – 22:55

Blacklisted

 Nowadays, I also write a blog for the newspaper Aamulehti, and one of my readers there recently questioned why I am on environmental organisations’ black list. These organisations draw up lists [...]

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25.11.2009 – 22:53

Towards a trick-free climate policy

As the Copenhagen Climate Conference approaches, besides CO2, the air is full of different wagers concerning whether an agreement will come about or not. The most common guess is that it is [...]

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24.11.2009 – 22:56

The job ain’t done before ratification

On Monday, in the context of the Copenhagen Conference, the Parliament’s Environment Committee held an additional meeting in Strasbourg, during which the Swedish Minister already predicted the [...]

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