Since the IPCC released its latest report on how fucked we all are, I haven't been able not to think about how I'd survive to live in a country, where it wouldn't snow anymore. If you haven't figured it out yet, the climate change is a real thing. If you still aren't buying it, hop in a lake. I mean seriously. The time has come and it's our responsibility to fix it if we want this little planet of ours to get better.
In all seriousness though, there are plenty of options where the climate in Finland could go to in the next decade. We are geographically located in a way, how the winds of the Siberia are blowing at us, Golf-stream is warming us and some random winds coming up and down from the Arctic Ocean and middle Europe. So when the climate change comes, we end up either boiling or freezing to death, hopefully, the latter - that's what we're geared up for. If we happen to be in a luck, we'll get the weather from somewhere where it's decent 10-20°C and rain throughout the year.

When I was younger, there wasn't a Winter without snow. There wasn't a Winter without -30°C degree weather when we still had to go outside at school because doing jumping jacks outside was apparently good for us between the classes. There wasn't a Christmas without snow. And to be honest, I cannot imagine my life without snow. But this is where we're heading if the globe keeps warming up with this speed.

To be honest, last summer was amazing. We had +30°C degrees almost through the whole Summer and this year we didn't even spare a thought for going to Spain to look for that kind of a warm and fuzzy weather. Despite it being so unbearably hot, I really enjoyed it but it also worried the crap out of me.

On 14th of October, 2018 it was 19°C degrees outside. We had our first snow on 26th of October last year. Let that sink in for a while.

The point of this blog post is not me pointing out how our weather has been the past couple of years. The point of this post is to try to make every last single person understand that the shit is getting real. The shit is getting real and we have to do something about it. We can't keep on living like this hoping the next generation will fix what we broke, like the generations before us, did. Well fuck, I bet they didn't have a clue about any of these issues back then - but we do and we can't close our eyes from what's happening right in front of them.

I'm still looking forward to the snow like the kid who waits on the candy aisle for the permission to choose whatever they want. I'm still looking forward to the snow because it's one of those few things in my life that has always been something I can trust for. It has always been that one thing that no matter what I've been going through in my life, it has always made me happy. So ridiculously happy. And I can't imagine the world without it.

I recently read an article from YLE, about how tiny country, called Bhutan is the only country without any carbon emission in the whole freaking world. 72% of their country is covered in trees. It's a textbook example of a country, which has done everything right but the rest of us have fucked up so the effects are seen there as well. Before, the snowing there lasted a few days and now it won't last even a day. And that if something turned my stomach upside down.

So while I'll be making more conscious choices, recycling, spreading awareness and doing everything I can in the sea of "one person can't do shit" comments, I'm doing it purely for the purpose of me being able to teach my son to appreciate the nature and its beauty. With or without snow. At least he'll have his childhood pictures to cherish when there won't be any snow left.

The question I am asking is this; what kind of a world you want to leave to your possible children in?
We've got the keys to change our ways.
Our governments got the keys to make the change.
The things is, are we unselfish enough to use them to make the change?

Tick tock.



  1. I know exactly what you mean. Ours is slightly different as we're getting more snowy weather in the UK than before, and better Summer's.

  2. This is an awesome post, Jasmin!! I'm with you 100%. I freaking HATE people's comments about only being one person and the changes they could easily make not making a difference...um, HELLO small changes ADD UP. Sure, one person doing something won't make a difference but LOTS of one persons certainly will. Good for you for speaking out about this. :)

  3. I've never experienced snow in my life ever & as much as I want to experience winter, I don't think it's possible if no one takes a small step towards an environmental change. This is such an awesome and an informative post, Jasmin!


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