Greenland

 
     

My husband came back from Greenland today, after one week at the beautiful island. Here is some of the pictures he took. Icebergs, still here, but not long. The ice is melting very fast, much faster than expected. This is sad and very worrying.

About the relation between Denmark and Greenland

 wikipedia:

Greenland is a self-governing Danish province located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically and ethnically an Arctic island nation and geographically a part of the continent of North America, politically and historically Greenland is associated with Europe, specifically Iceland, Norway, and Denmark. In 1978, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, making it an equal member of the Rigsfællesskab (community). Greenland is, by area, the world’s largest island which is not a continent in its own right.

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13 comments so far

  1. erikatakacs on

    Your husband is a good photographer too. The iceberg with the reflection in the water is great. I didn’t know Greenland was a Danish province.

  2. giiid on

    Thank you Erika, you have observed exactly what he told me was his point with this photo. It is not very obvious that Greenland is a Danish province, I would say, but it is, and they speak both Greenland language and Danish. The Danes are not taught the Greenland language. By the way; Santa Claus is living in Greenland…that is for sure…

  3. thedailyclick on

    What a beautiful place. I never knew it was a Danish province either.

  4. giiid on

    Thank you for sending a comment Michala. The warm weather at your blog is some of a contrast to this. I wouldn´t mind to stay in Texas for a while.

  5. rvewong on

    There is something very appealing with land barren of trees which comes through well in your hubbies pictures.

    Trees are good to but different.

  6. visuallens on

    Beautiful pictures taken by your husband.I just wonder what is the temperature compare now and before.

  7. giiid on

    Thank you. About the temperature, there are some information here:

    http://www.spacecenter.dk/research/geodesy/greenland-is-melting-at-record-speed

    Headline:
    Greenland is melting at record speed.
    The inland ice on Greenland is vanishing much faster than scientists previously believed. This can be seen from new research results from the Danish National Space Center.

  8. visuallens on

    Birgitte,

    Thanks. The site contain all the information.It looks serious not only the Greenland but also the world.There are quite a number factors causing the inland ice melting at a record speed. I observed nowadays the temperature in my country are getting hotter and the coastal areas are flooding more than before.The weather is not like 30 or 40 years ago.

  9. stphoto on

    I, too, had no idea of the connection between Greenland and Denmark. I am though very aware of the calamity of the ice disappearing from Greenland and other Arctic areas. It’s especaially hitting the Polar Bears who’s living environment is ice.

  10. Omar Upegui R. on

    Hi Birgitte:

    Great photos of your husband on Greenland, which should by the way, should be called Whiteland.

    It’s too bad that Greenland, as well as many large glaciers, are feeling the pinch from global warming. It’s sad to say, but we the “Homo Sapiens” are destroying our own habitat.

    I’m also a Geography student here. Had no idea Greenland was a province of Denmark.

    Great blog,

    Omar.-

  11. rvewong on

    I suspect we are going to be hearing a lot more from Greenland and Denmark in the next couple of years as the rush to claim Arctic waters for oil exploration heats up.

    Russia put in a big claim. Canada, Denmark and I think Norway sent a team of scientists up to establish data to refute the Russian claim and extend the Greenland claim.

    The new twisted line of thinking to extend territorial waters is that if a land feature such as a mountain ridge extends into the water then territorial waters remain associated with the land feature as it extends under water.

    As the ice recedes from the arctic oil exploration and shipping can begin. Doesn’t sound good for the planet….

  12. elviscortijo on

    Fabulous pictures, is a wonderful site.
    Gretting from Venezuela
    http://elviscortijo.wordpress.com/

  13. giiid on

    Thank you Elvis. I will read your blog and learn something about Venezuela.


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