Finland's goal to reach climate neutrality within the next 15 years requires a sustainable energy transition, but the country is still in denial about the harms of peat extraction.
Finland's political infighting eclipses this forward-thinking country's dirty secret - its continued reliance on peat, an outmoded fossil-fuel, as a source for energy.
Peat isn't just mud, it's also a carbon-heavy fossil fuel. The opening of a new state-owned power plant shows that Finland is in denial over an industry that can harm the climate more than coal.
For centuries the Sami people have populated the northernmost regions of Scandinavia. They call their home Sapmi, frequently crossing the plains with their reindeer in a nomadic lifestyle.
The time of irrational trepidation is over. The movement to legalize marijuana has overlooked hemp's divergent benefits to combat climate change.