Greenland of Opportunity

October 30, 2007

Arctic Ocean - political map

“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…

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Chang'e-1 in flight

China launched its first Moon orbiter yesterday, and it’s now moving towards a stable orbit, as is its Japanese counterpart, with the Indians to follow in early 2008.

The Chang’e-1, named after the Chinese goddess who flew to the Moon, cost surprisingly little, looks like a great deal for the Chinese, and will surely mark an interesting period of space exploration and exploitation.

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funny cat picture

It’s the true mark of an important story when it reaches cult site I Can Has Cheezburger? I have my colleague, Mindedit, to thank for bringing this to me, and blame it on the Dark Mark connection between us that I’m posting about this.

My initial response was on the lines of ‘no surprise there’, followed by ‘who cares’? But there’s plenty who do.

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cover photo for Good Magazine's article

Good Magazine‘s article on The New Nostradamus, Bruce Bueno De Mesquita, and rational choice theory is deeply thought-provoking. He claims to be able to model and accurately predict the outcome of conflicts. Certainly the successes and success rates quoted are impressive. But the article leaves untouched some serious issues behind the control and application of the modelling process.

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