Tuuli Miinalainen

PhD student, University of Eastern Finland - Kuopio, Finland
Kuopio, Finland
Tuuli Miinalainen

I can surely do better than this.

More than 80% of the world’s population has never taken a single flight. Reading about this fact was an eye-opener for me, and made my cumulative carbon backpack feel extremely heavy.

Henceforth, I plan my work related traveling in a way that allows me to avoid flying as much as I can. We already have all the equipment for remote meetings, but there is no encouragement to actually harness them in order to avoid unnecessary traveling. For my holidays, there are plenty of attractive options here in the North that won’t require flying.

Field of study: Global climate modelling, focusing on short-live climate forcers (for ex. black carbon emissions).