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Greenland: the country set to cash in on climate change

23.12.2016
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Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism opportunities are helping communities to adaptAsked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, T?nnes "Kaka" Berthelsen's response is typical of many Greenlanders. "We are more concerned about the Maldives," he said bluntly.Greenland has lived with extreme environmental changes for a decade or more. Sea ice is forming two months later and melting one month earlier. Rivers fed by retreating glaciers are at record levels. And temperature records were smashed twice this year, with stunned meteorologists rechecking their measurements after 24C was recorded in the capital, Nuuk, in June. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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