Greenland: Canary in the Coal Mine (46 images)

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Greenland is the world's largest island. The landmass straddles the Arctic Circle and stretches far north into the planet's highest latitudes. Nine tenths of the island's area is covered by ice, a great sheet of frozen water that reaches over 3000 meters above sea level at its centre.

For centuries, this great mass of ice has remained in a state of equilibrium. In the cold, arctic winter, snow falls at the...
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