Tuesday Newspapers: Climate Report Reaction, Vaccine Enthusiasm and Moomin Mug Mania | New
Finnish press covers reaction to landmark IPCC report on climate change.
Many Tuesday morning papers react to Monday’s publication of a landmark report on climate change by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
In one of a series of articles on the subject, Helsingin Sanomat interviews (siirryt toiseen palveluun) Finnish Minister for Environment and Climate Change Krista mikkonen (Green) as she calls for global unity in the fight against climate change.
“I think the important message from the climate report was that things are in our hands. We can still prevent global warming from reaching more than 1.5 degrees,” Mikkonen told HS, adding that she does not sees not only the threat posed by climate change, but opportunities for Finland and Finnish expertise as well.
“Our pioneering position gives our companies an excellent opportunity to export their solutions around the world. By fighting climate change, we will be able to bring work and export income to Finland, ”Mikkonen told HS.
HS too take to the street (siirryt toiseen palveluun) – or more precisely in the Helsinki marketplace – to hear what the Helsinkians thought of the report’s findings. While many ask for clear guidelines for making climate-friendly lifestyle choices, a Helsinki resident Ilkka Hietala refers to the coronavirus pandemic as an example of how policymakers can take decisive action and people can adapt to changing circumstances for the greater good.
“If people are treated properly and information is given to them, then they will start working,” says Hietala. “But people have to be treated equally and trustworthy to have brains.”
Long queues as vaccine rollout expands to young adolescents
Keskisuomalainen based in Jyväskylä reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) queues of several hours in a pop-up vaccination center in the city on Monday as “eager” young people seized the opportunity to receive the Covid vaccine.
“We came here a little before 8 am. I thought we would be on time but a lot of others had apparently thought the same and there was already a queue,” said a resident of Jyväskylä. Tuomas Mäkynen, who had brought her son and daughter to the vaccination center.
At 10 a.m., they were still waiting, such was the congestion, with the head doctor Johanna tuukkanen telling KSML that about 500 young people had been vaccinated on Monday afternoon.
“Such enthusiasm is a pleasant surprise,” said Tuukkanen. “We hope this will continue in the future.”
This enthusiasm was clearly evident in the 13-year-olds. Onni Auvinen, who received his first dose of vaccine at the ephemeral center on Monday.
“I take the vaccine to stop the spread of the coronavirus. I also believe in the safety of vaccines for young people. The earlier you get the vaccine, the faster the protection against the virus will develop,” he told KSML .
Tabloid Iltalehti reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) on queues of a very different kind on Monday as Finnish ceramics and design company Arabia released a limited edition Moomin mug to coincide with the creator Tove Janssonanniversary of, an official flag day in Finland.
Arabian PR and Communications Manager Mirka Paasikanga told Iltalehti that the mugs became available at two online stores, Moomin.com and Arabia’s own online store, by midnight and were completely sold out 25 minutes later.
Moomin mugs are a highly sought after collector’s item in Finland, and the frenzy then shifted from the online space to the offline space, with Iltalehti reporting queues formed outside stores in cities. such as Järvenpää, Vaasa and Jyväskylä even before the doors open.
The top of the queue outside the Citymarket in Palokka was Katariina Jouhiaho.
“I started lining up before 6 am. This new Moomin mug is a rarity and a collector’s item,” Jouhiaho told IL.
Such is their popularity, purchases were limited to six cups per customer, but that amount drew a lot of criticism on social media as some unscrupulous shoppers were apparently selling their excess cups at heavily inflated prices.
Iltalehti wrote that shortly after Moomin-approved online stores sold out, some mugs started appearing in online marketplaces with an average asking price of $ 60, and one seller even set the starting price. at 250 euros.
The original price of each mug is 29.90 euros.
It may be noted that the stress of attempting to acquire one of these collectibles is – somewhat ironically – in stark contrast to the idyllic scene depicted on the mug itself of Moomintroll and Moominmamma sitting on a bridge patiently awaiting Snufkin’s return.