The largest ice mass in the northern hemisphere lost more than 8.5 billion tons of surface mass on Wednesday, and an additional 8.4 billion on Thursday.
In 2019, Trump said he discussed the possibility of purchasing Greenland - an autonomous Danish territory - and Danish PM said it was "absurd."
Climate change is accelerating the proliferation of these algae, one expert said. This in turn accelerates melting of the Greenland ice sheet.
In a 2010 radio interview, Johnson said the island had gotten its name for its once-green landscapes, but last week he said he "could be wrong there."
Arctic sea ice reached its second-lowest level on record in September, eclipsed only by 2012’s low. Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than at any point since the Ice Age ended about 12,000 years ago. Photographs of Arctic regions reveal how land and sea ice are […]
A group of UK scientists found that a “staggering” 28 trillion tonnes of ice has disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. By analysing satellite surveys, the group found that melting glaciers and ice sheets could cause sea levels to rise dramatically, possibly reaching a metre (3 feet) […]
Konrad Steffen, a renowned climate scientist, died on Saturday after he fell through thin ice in Greenland into a watery crevasse. Steffen spent much of his life studying Greenland’s melting ice sheet. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Konrad Steffen dedicated his life to studying climate change. The 68-year-old […]
The Navy and Coast Guard are heading back into the Arctic this month, joining Canadian, Danish, and French ships for the annual Canadian-led exercise Operation Nanook. The US and other navies are increasing their presence in the Arctic as the region grows more accessible, but that requires sailors to adjust […]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t explicitly deny that the United States would be interested in possibly buying Greenland, an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. In an interview with DR1 journalist Johannes Langkilde, Pompeo said “we’re trying to get prosperity and security for our good friends here,” […]
Forget the tropics: Cruises to cold-weather destinations like Antarctica and Greenland are growing in popularity, Fran Golden reported for Bloomberg. The rising appeal of the Arctic stems from its remoteness and inherent exclusivity, thanks to high prices and how much time it takes to reach, according to the owner of […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’a annual Arctic Report Card, which describes how the Arctic has changed each year, came out this week. The report warns that global sea level rise is on track with one of climate scientists’ worst-case predictions. Ice melt due to climate change contributes to […]
The Greenland ice sheet is melting seven times faster than it was in 1992 – an increase that’s even greater than scientists expected. According to a new study, Greenland has lost more than 4.2 trillion tons of ice in the last quarter-century, which raised global sea levels 0.4 inches. The […]
Acting US ambassador Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, testified that senior US officials could not advise President Donald Trump to release military aid to Ukraine because it was too difficult to schedule. Taylor mentioned to lawmakers that scheduling a meeting between Trump and top officials was difficult […]
Real estate in Greenland‘s biggest cities is booming, reported Candace Taylor for The Wall Street Journal. Several factors, including President Donald Trump’s recent comments about buying Greenland, are fuelling the fire, Taylor wrote. But Greenland’s appeal also lies in its exclusivity, from its remote location to property-buying challenges. It correlates […]
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced a bold, $US16.3 trillion plan to address climate change. It’s the most expensive plan to address the climate crisis introduced by any 2020 Democrat. The proposal, which is essentially a declaration of war on the fossil fuel industry, is over 13,000 words and calls […]
As part of his interest in purchasing the island of Greenland from Denmark, President Donald Trump once joked that the US could trade Puerto Rico for Greenland, a former official told The New York Times. After the Wall Street Journal broke the news of Trump’s interest in purchasing Greenland, Denmark’s […]
Former Trump administration officials have expressed concern about President Donald Trump’s recent behaviour, The New York Times reported Wednesday. On Wednesday, Trump shared messages from a conspiracy theorist claiming that Israeli Jews regarded him as the “second coming” of God. On the same day, Trump insulted Danish Prime Minister Mette […]