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Greenland residents grapple with global warming

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.

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

Nestled between icy peaks and lapped in frozen ocean waters, the tiny town of Tasiilaq in southeastern Greenland is home to some 2,000 people. (Source: Reuters)

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

Colorful wooden houses dot the sub-Arctic landscape battered by one of the harshest climates on the planet. (Source: Reuters)

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

But global warming is reshaping the world's largest island, causing the ice sheet to melt at a faster rate than previously thought, according to recent research. In Pic: Seal hunter Henrik Josvasson jumps back onto his boat after searching for puffin eggs near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. (Source: Reuters)

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

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. (Reuters)

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

Ice retreating earlier in the year is freeing access to areas that were previously locked away for longer, and it has allowed Moeller to kick off boat tours for tourists much earlier in the summer season, said the 45-year-old Dane. In Pic: A seal carcass and offal rests on the shoreline of the harbour in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. (Source: Reuters)

Greenland residents grapple with global warming

Despite the new challenges brought by the changing climate, Greenland's residents are known for their resilience. "The beauty is that Greenlanders have always been good at adapting, so they will survive anyway, whatever will happen," Moeller said. (Reuters)