Tuesday Newspapers: Social Distancing, Bad Climate Ads and Storm En route | New

The Finns could now be allowed to get close to each other, if they so choose.

Social distancing may become a thing of the past in Finland. For Covid reasons, at least. Image: Matti Myller / Yle

Prime Minister that of Sanna Marin (SDP) The Twitter thread is the subject of several articles in the press on Tuesday.

She added that the restrictions would be removed as immunization coverage increases, as the situation is currently “unreasonable” for those in the culture, sport and events sectors.

The change would allow covered venues to organize their events more freely, as the social distancing rule places capacity restrictions on many venues.

A rebellion had started in August, with the National Opera saying it would not follow all Covid regulations when creating a new show.

Fossil-free advertising

Finnair is keen to get people to start flying again, after nearly two years of Covid restrictions on their business, and they’ve launched a huge ad campaign for overseas vacations.

However, their carbon-intensive transport is not to everyone’s liking.

Atmosfair emissions calculator estimates a Finnair return flight between Helsinki and Athens emits (siirryt toiseen palveluun) more than 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Climate scientists estimate that if humanity is to meet the Paris climate target of keeping warming to 1.5 degrees, emissions must be limited to 1.5 tonnes of carbon per person per year. So that’s a big part of what an individual’s carbon “budget” would look like.

Greenpeace climate activists are therefore not satisfied with Finnair’s marketing campaign. On Monday, a group of them climbed the giant ad on the facade of the Forum shopping center in Helsinki, putting up their own banner that read “no fossil advertising thank you”.

Helsingin Sanomat reports (siirryt toiseen palveluun) that they kidnapped him shortly before 1 p.m. and the police declared the demonstration peaceful. There was, nevertheless, a criminal complaint that they had violated the peace.

Storm on the way

This will disrupt the relatively warm conditions that have prevailed, with cooler air starting to arrive on Wednesday as the winds change.

We must therefore make the most of the relatively warm conditions on Tuesday.

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