Danish intelligence has placed Greenland at the top of its national security agenda for the first time following Donald Trump’s pursuit of the vast Arctic territory.
A for runner to a military base and invasion it would seem. Doesn’t the US need to be invited first rather than stating what it is they intend doing? Hardly Diplomatic it seems (ODT)
The US must be proactive in order to enhance “political, economic, and commercial relationships across the Arctic region,” the letter read.
A consulate in Greenland would help “protect essential equities” in the sparsely-populated country, and would also help to cultivate “deeper relationships with Greenlandic officials and society.”
She also points to this recent science paper that finds a feedback loop. The white fluffy snow that used to cover Greenland reflects sunlight and keeps things cool. When the snow melts, the rock or ice underneath is duller and reflects less light, allowing for greater surface warmth. And more warmth means more snow melt, which means less reflection of sunlight, etc., etc.
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