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Donald Trump's ice-cold Greenland calculus

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20.08.2019

The president of the United States is a well-known skeptic when it comes to man-made climate change. Nevertheless, the current ice melt in Greenland may be warming his heart. That's because beyond Greenland lies the Arctic, one of the few undeveloped regions of the world with great economic potential.

In offering to buy Greenland, it's obvious that what interests the president is its natural resources. Climate change and the melting of ice masses mean that these will soon be easier to access. Even Trump, the climate change denier, knows this — and he makes no bones about the fact that the US wants to be at the forefront of the race for the Arctic in........

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