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Mar 07 2023
Greenland temperatures surge up to 50 degrees above normal, setting records
Temperatures soared to record levels in Greenland early this week, in some places up to 50 degrees above normal. Researchers say this early warm spell could make its ice sheet more vulnerable to melt events this summer. Recent summers have seen record-setting melting on the massive ice sheet, which is world’s largest contributor to rising sea levels, outpacing the Antarctic ice sheet andWashington Post
Aug 18 2019
The Greenland Purchase
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started.
THE QUICK FACTSPresident Trump is looking into the possibility of purchasing Greenland. On multiple occasions, he has expressed interest in the idea and asked advisers for further research. Supporters cite the geopolitical, economic and Abridge News
Aug 19 2019
Greenland: Deal or No Deal?
“President Trump on Sunday confirmed his interest in potentially purchasing Greenland, but said it wasn’t a priority… The [Wall Street] Journal reported Thursday that the president has privately asked advisers whether the U.S. can buy Greenland, expressing interest in its abundant resources and geopolitical importance… It isn’t clear how the U.S. would go about acquiring Greenland, andThe Flip Side
Mar 24 2023
Northern lights appear over Northern California in rare event
In a rare event, the dazzling phenomenon known as the aurora borealis was visible in parts of Northern California on Thursday night. Skywatchers who caught sight of the shimmery display posted images from Yreka and Lakeport and from aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. The northern lights are most commonly on display in the farthest reaches of the world, and people travel to placesSFGATE
Aug 29 2022
Greenland ice sheet set to raise sea levels by nearly a foot, study finds
Human-driven climate change has set in motion massive ice losses in Greenland that couldn’t be halted even if the world stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, according to a new study published Monday.
The findings in Nature Climate Change project that it is now inevitable that 3.3 percent of the Greenland ice sheet will melt — equal to 110 trillion tons of ice, the researchers said.Washington Post
Aug 22 2019
Three questions on Trump's Greenland gambit
The idea of the U.S. buying Greenland may not be as off-the-wall as it may appear.
The Wall Street Journal and other media reported that President Donald Trump is seriously considering the purchase of Greenland. That prompted scoffing. The Financial Times did a mock assessment of how much the U.S. would have to offer ($1.1 trillion). Denmark's prime minster said, "No deal." Mr. TrumpChristian Science Monitor
Aug 21 2019
Denmark defiant on Greenland after Trump cancels state visit
Denmark's prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, says she is "annoyed and surprised" after Donald Trump cancelled his visit over the future of Greenland.
"Our preparations were well under way," she said, adding she had been looking forward to meeting the US president.
Ms Frederiksen reiterated that the island of Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, was "not for sale".
Aug 16 2019
President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland
President Trump made his name on the world’s most famous island. Now he wants to buy the world’s biggest.
The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the discussion, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomousWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 16 2019
‘Not for Sale’: Trump’s Talk of Buying Greenland Draws Derision
President Trump’s idea to possibly buy Greenland for its natural resources left residents of the semiautonomous Danish territory amused, apoplectic and in disbelief, and received a chilly reception in Denmark on Friday.
“I hope it’s a joke, because it’s a terrible and grotesque thought,” said Martin Lidegaard, chairman of Denmark’s Foreign Policy Committee.
“It must be an AprilNew York Times (News)
Aug 21 2019
White House Cancels Trump’s Visit to Denmark After Greenland Flap
The White House on Tuesday canceled President Trump’s planned visit to Denmark after the prime minister said she wouldn’t entertain his proposal to purchase Greenland from the Scandinavian nation.
“Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, IWall Street Journal (News)