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Erik the Red and Other Stories

August 11th 2019
Today was an adventurous day. It started out with meeting a NASA scientist who measures the effect the ocean has on the glaciers. They were going out that day on an airplane to do measurements. He calls himself “Climate Elvis” and has a patch that says “OMG, Oceans Melting Greenland”. On the map I’ve included there are numbers 1 through 4. That is the route we took today. #1 is N ... read more
North America » Greenland » South Greenland

Greenlandic Flag The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the Europe... ... read more
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14th August 2019

imperialism
So, the happiest country on Earth also imperializes! Sounds like it would be tough to be a vegetarian in Greenland. Not enough green! Given your trials (from later blog-I’m reading these in reverse order), isn’t it amazing to imagine the toughness of people living there and emigrating from more comfortable home countries? Not to mention never seeing a cactus or sipping a drink on a sandy beach during a Santa Ana.

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