April 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Should the plans for acquiring Greenland ever materialise, it would secure Donald Trump’s position in US history of having been the third president to add land to the country’s territory.
March 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Greenland and Antarctica ice covers are melting six times faster than 1990s, will affect millions of people as sea levels could rise by 6.7-inch by 2100.
December 11, 2019 12:32 pm
The world's second-largest ice sheet is declining seven times quicker than in the 1990s, according to a new UK study. The Greenland meltdown means tens of millions more people could also suffer from sea level rises.
August 22, 2019 9:07 am
On Wednesday, disbelief and condemnation echoed through the political landscape, as it began to sink in that Trump wasn’t kidding. “Please stop,” Martin Lidegaard, head of the foreign affairs committee in Parliament, wrote on Twitter.
August 20, 2019 4:44 pm
In the tweet the US President said: “I promise not to do this to Greenland!” The tweet came a day after he admitted being" strategically" interested in purchasing the autonomous territory.
August 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Although the fact that buying Greenland — if it came to that — would require the approval of both Denmark and the people of Greenland, which seems almost impossible at the moment, the US has, in the past cast its eyes on the icy island.
August 16, 2019 7:10 pm
According to reports, the US president had privately discussed the idea with his advisers in the White House. Trump is due to visit Copenhagen in September and the Arctic will be on the agenda during meetings with the prime ministers of Denmark and Greenland.
August 16, 2019 1:24 pm
The US president has repeatedly asked aides about buying the world's largest island, the Wall Street Journal reports. The real estate magnet is due to visit Greenland's current owner Denmark next month.
August 16, 2019 2:05 am
Greenland contains enough ice to make world sea levels rise by 20 feet if it were all to melt. In a single day this month, it lost a record 13.7 billion tons (12.5 billion metric tons) by one estimate.
August 02, 2019 8:46 pm
The current melting has been brought on by the arrival of the same warm air from North Africa and Spain that melted European cities and towns last week, setting national temperature records in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Britain.
August 05, 2019 7:53 am
Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.
January 15, 2019 7:31 am
As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq.
September 21, 2018 6:53 am
The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date