Greenland of Opportunity
October 30, 2007
“We are afraid that the United States will take over Greenland if the Danes get out,” he says. “If Americans can take Iraq, then why not Greenland?”
Aqqaluk Lynge, head of the Inuit Circumpolar Council‘s Greenland chapter, in
As a land thaws, so do Greenland’s aspirations for independence,
CSMonitor, October 16, 2007.
Greenland‘s resources are astonishing. With a little more climate change, they will be available to anyone with the desire to enjoy them.
All you could need? Here’s what’s on offer…
- under the amazing Northern Lights
- subject of the latest research
- significant mineral and fuel resourses – gold, diamonds, molybdenum, lead, zinc, nickel (and more) and coal, oil and hydroelectricity
- a huge amount of fresh water
- area half the size of the European Union
- small local population
- one minor, distant, but careful governing power
- only one small disagreement with a neighbour
- a desire for independance
- (potential routing) on the Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
- no need to maintain an expensive tropical canal
- access to Arctic Ocean resources
- an expanding military base
All Greenland needs: a friend to help it on its way, somewhere.