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  Carl Pope: Taking the Initiative - Sierra Club
In the last decade, however, the ice has softened and local residents are trapped in the dark polar nights in their little villages, unable to reach the outside world, visit their friends, or often get medical attention.
This means that life emerged on Earth not after a long waiting period, but almost as soon as the ancient oceans had cooled enough to permit it to evolve -- almost as if life had been programmed into the dawn of the universe, waiting, like a seed, for the right conditions to emerge.
The Greenland ice sheet is the anchor which holds the oceanic thermal circulation in place, and makes London's weather more like Washington's than Labrador's.
www.sierraclub.org /carlpope   (1901 words)

  
 Greenland Information Center - greenland shark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Greenland is the world's largest island, and is the largest dependent territory by area electronic greenland visa application in the world.
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies until 1815, when it formally became a Danish colony, although Norway and Denmark had been in greenland 2 land masses a personal union for centuries (see Denmark-Norway).
All thule greenland towns and settlements of Greenland are situated along the ice-free coast, with the population being concentrated along the Western coast.
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_D_-_G/Greenland.html   (1428 words)

  
 Greenland - Uncyclopedia
Greenland currently is threatening nuclear war with Canada over an uninhabited hunk of rock over which every other country in the world is entirely indifferent.
Greenland is populated with many lush plants and animals, most of which are pink and wear tutus when nobody is looking.
Poison ivy is the national plant of Greenland and is widely eaten in a variety of salads and cupcakes.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Greenland   (789 words)

  
 Politics of Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Greenland takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic Danish dependency, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Greenland is a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979.
Greenland has a unicameral Parliament or Landsting (31 seats; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Greenland   (328 words)

  
 'Cleansed' Greenland cabinet falls | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The "healer" at the centre of the row made matters worse by giving an interview to Greenland Radio in which she described how she had purified the offices by "harnessing her powers" for 90 minutes while standing outside the office block late last month.
Greenland, which is 15 times bigger than Britain, has a rich tradition of spiritualism and folklore, whose memory is preserved by many of its native Inuit.
Greenland has had its own home-rule government since 1979, when it won a large measure of autonomy from Denmark, but this latest administration has been the shortest lived in its 23-year history.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,872556,00.html   (544 words)

  
 Colonialism in Greenland: An Inuit Perspective
The trade stations in Greenland were established to cope with the competition from Dutch whalers and tradesmen who operated in Greenlandic waters from the beginning of the seventeenth century.
After a new generation came to power in the National Council of Greenland in the beginning of the 1970s, the principle of Greenlandic ownership of land in Greenland was formulated, and was adopted by the National Council in 1975 (GLF 1975:226).
Greenland had a seat in the negotiations, in due course of which any member may successfully argue its point of view in one case, and in another lose.
arcticcircle.uconn.edu /HistoryCulture/petersen.html   (6074 words)

  
 Greenland's glaciers have been shrinking for 100 years - Sean Hannity Discussion
Greenland's glaciers have been shrinking for the past century, according to a Danish study, suggesting that the ice melt is not a recent phenomenon caused by global warming.
Using maps from the 19th century and current satellite observations, the scientists were able to conclude that "70 percent of the glaciers have been shrinking regularly since the end of the 1880s at a rate of around eight meters per year," Yde said.
There is no doubt that human activity has had an effect on the atmosphere, but this article proves that the chicken little-like shrieking by the devotees of this myth are simply wrong concerning the extent of these effects.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?p=2674556   (856 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Greenland beats Tibet in unofficial friendly - Saturday June 30, 2001 01:27 PM
Politics overshadowed the amateur match, which took place in defiance of Chinese diplomatic efforts to have it stopped and the refusal of the Danish Football Association (DBU) to cooperate with the arrangement.
Neither Greenland nor Tibet are members of FIFA, though Greenland is currently trying to gain DBU backing for a membership application to UEFA, European soccer's governing body.
Greenlands Sports Federation fought to have the match against Tibet played in the face of fears of Chinese retaliation.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2001/06/30/greenland_tibet   (543 words)

  
 West Greenland Operational Conditions - politics, economy, ice and weather, environment
Stable democracy: Greenland is a modern, democratic, and politically stable society, strongly associated to Denmark in areas including foreing policy, common currency, jurisdiction and defence.
About 90% of the population is born in Greenland; the remainder comes mainly from Denmark.
Greenland stretches from 60°N to 82°N – a distance of almost 2500 km – and climate is thus very variable along the Greenland coast.
www.geus.dk /ghexis/op-grl.htm   (711 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Election 2004 - Greenland | PBS
Eighty-five percent of Greenland is uninhabited inland ice, otherwise known as the ice cap; the rest is a jagged, rocky fringe where some 57,000 people live, in about 60 scattered settlements.
Greenland is dependent on an annual subsidy of roughly $500 million from Denmark.
When I emailed a friend who lives in East Greenland to tell him I was going to Nuuk this year, he warned me: "Nuuk is horrible." One young woman, who grew up in a small town, told me she had traveled to many places, but she was never homesick until she moved to Nuuk.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/elections/greenland   (3275 words)

  
 Greenland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Greenland: History - History The earliest Palaeo-Eskimo cultures had already arrived in Greenland from Canada by c.2,500...
Greenland: Government - Government A Danish colony until 1953, Greenland then became a province; it attained home rule in...
Greenland: Economy - Economy Fishing (shrimp, cod, halibut, salmon) is the main industry, and dozens of processing...
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 A VC: Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
And this is the front where the war between progressive and regressive politics is being fought in the fall of 2006.
Our political system may get its act in gear at some point, but unfortunately our electorate has not been particularly interested in the inconvenient truths told by some of our candidates and have favored the convenient lies in recent years.
I'd be attracted to a new political movement that rejects the failed liberalism of the mid 20th century and the failing conservatism of the late 20th century.
avc.blogs.com /a_vc/politics/index.html   (10371 words)

  
 MapZones.com : Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Greenland, also Kalaallit Nunaat,island, internally self-governing part of Denmark, situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Greenland lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle and is separated from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the west, primarily by the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Strait of Denmark.
The maximum distance from east to west is about 1,290 km.The length of Greenland's coast, which is deeply indented with fiords, is around at 5,800 km.The total area of Greenland is around 2,175,600 sq km (840,000 sq mi), of which about 84 per cent, or some 1,834,000 sq km, is ice cap.
www.mapzones.com /world/europe/greenland/index.php   (166 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Greenland and Antarctica are at opposite ends of the planet but their climate systems appear to be linked by a remarkable ocean current, according to a study appearing.(AFP/NSF-HO/File) Greenland and Antarctica are at opposite ends of...
Greenland is losing 100 billion tons per year of ice, according to a BBC article, "Gravity satellites see ice loss." Apparently this is not contributing much to sea level rises - something like 0.3 mm per year - but I wonder if it...
Scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Glaciology in Bremerhaven say a new high-resolution Antarctica ice core suggests the abrupt millennial-scale climate changes of the past 150 000 years were closely linked between he northern and southern hemispheres....
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/greenland   (544 words)

  
 Tibetan Soccer Team Plays in Greenland Despite Chinese Objections
Behind the scenes of this curious soccer match, a more serious political game was played, with China trying to stop the game, sources told Reuters.
The self-styled Tibetan national soccer team is far from being a dream team, and it's expected to lose in the friendly against all-amateur squad, Greenland.
The amateur team from the Arctic semiautonomous Danish territory of Greenland is coached by German-born Sepp Piontek, who led Danish teams that qualified for two European Championships in the 1980s and a World Cup in 1986.
www.tibetanliberation.org /tibetsoccer.html   (1073 words)

  
 Viewing a thread - an unconvenient error   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
BTW The likelihood that greenland completely melts in this century is as probable as nuclear missiles metamorphosing into sperm whales and bowls of petunias.
No greenland is not considered a threat in particular not from people that can't make proper maps, but play colour by numbers to push an agenda.
Can I summarize then that Greenland melting will not take place since Oerlemans told you so and that your number of 3000 years for a complete melting is also based on that.
www.ukweatherworld.co.uk /forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5609   (2571 words)

  
 Greenland's glaciers losing ice at faster rate - Science - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Other climate experts said the study, which was revealed in St. Louis at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, added an important piece to the climate puzzle.
The Greenland Ice Sheet's role in climate predictions is not crystal-clear, however.
When all the effects are considered, the Greenland Ice Sheet's annual loss has risen from 21.6 cubic miles (90 cubic kilometers) in 1996 to 36 cubic miles (150 cubic kilometers) in 2005, according to Rignot and his co-author, Pannir Kanagaratnam of the University of Kansas.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/11385475   (879 words)

  
 Greenland encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Greenland politics and officials, Greenland History. Travel to ...
Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning "the humans' Land"; Danish: Grønland, meaning "Greenland") is a self-governed Danish territory.
The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's Southeast; the Greenland Sea to the East; the Arctic Ocean to the North; Baffin Bay and Canada to the West.
Greenland is the world's largest island, and is the largest dependent territory by area in the world.
www.greenlandiworld.com   (362 words)

  
 Country Information, a world portal on countries, politics and governments
In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical territory.
It is used casually in the sense of both the concept of nation (a cultural entity; see below) and state (a political entity).
Strict definitions tend to place it as meaning only the state [1], though general use is wider than this [2].
www.asiaiworld.com   (192 words)

  
 Greenland - travel guide, holidays in Greenland -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Greenland represents some 97% of the area of the Kingdom of Denmark and is administered loosely by that country.
Be careful with maps of Greenland, as many Greenlandic names simply reference a particular geographical feature.
The good news is that almost all Greenlanders are bilingual Danish speakers, and many will even have a functional command of English.
www.did-you-mean.com /travel/Greenland   (658 words)

  
 Stories Tagged 'greenland' » Netscape.com
News – A rather informal group of tourism and industry officials called Branding Greenland are working to help Greenland's name emerge on the world map.
Science – Known for its massive ice sheets, Greenland is feeling the effects of global warming as rising temperatures have expanded the island's growing season and crops are flourishing.
Science – A warming trend in Greenland over the past decade has caused the glacier on his farm to retreat 300 feet, revealing land that hasn't seen the light of day for hundreds of years, if not more.
www.netscape.com /tag/greenland   (236 words)

  
 Greenland (Directory/North America/Greenland)
Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning Land of the Kalaallit (Greenlanders) ; Danish: Grønland, meaning Greenland) is a self-governed Danish territory.
Greenlanders will tell you they have three kinds of ice, and that's about three kinds too many...
Greenland, Greenland - before placing a telephone call or making travel plans for a flight or hotel...
www.worldwidirectory.com /North.America/Greenland   (495 words)

  
 Greenland (part of the Kingdom of Denmark) Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, ...
The Greenland Home Rule Government (GHRG) has pursued a light fiscal policy since the late 1980s which has helped create surpluses in the public budget and low inflation.
Since 1990, Greenland has registered a foreign trade deficit following the closure of the last remaining lead and zinc mine in 1989.
Greenland today is critically dependent on fishing and fish exports; the shrimp fishery is by far the largest income earner.
www.photius.com /wfb1999/greenland/greenland_economy.html   (301 words)

  
 Elections in Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections in Greenland gives information on election and election results in Greenland.
Greenland has a multi-party system, with two or three strong parties and a third party that is electorally successful.
Summary of the 15 November 2005 Parliament of Greenland
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Greenland   (95 words)

  
 David's politics and stuff
This politics page was getting quite large, and the older material (Aug 2000 - Sept 2004) is now archived.
The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.
Last month, the Post reported that political appointees also overruled voting rights lawyers who rejected a Georgia law requiring that voters without a picture ID buy one for $20 - at offices that were set up in only 59 of the state's 159 counties.
www.capecodhistory.us /quotes/politics.htm   (16473 words)

  
 History News Network
All five of us were hired by committees who did not think our personal politics were relevant to our qualifications.
Greenland, that our politics make us a potential source of the next Bellesiles, you are making an assumption that is as unjust as that made by those who dismissed Cramer's work because we was a conservative and opponent of gun control.
Perhaps political diversity in history departments would be beneficial, provided it could be achieved without imposing hiring policies that are discriminatory and/or violate people's rights to free expression and free association.
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 Greenland, New Hampshire NH, town profile (Rockingham County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Greenland is a town in Rockingham County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenland was $31,270, compared with $21,587 nationally.
Median rent in Greenland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $732.
www.epodunk.com /cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=18889   (738 words)

  
 Local: McCain visit gets technical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
GREENLAND - Presidential politics came to the e-Coast yesterday when Sen. John McCain took his campaign to a Greenland company that specializes in creating mapping software on CD-ROM.
McCain, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, visited Maptech yesterday during a tour of the Seacoast that included a stop at Burgon Tool Steel at Pease International Tradeport and a speech before the Portsmouth Rotary Club.
Maptech employee Sarah Senter said she's been a McCain supporter for a decade because she comes from a military family and he was a career Navy man. "I've long admired the senator for his courage," said Senter, who plans to vote for McCain on Feb. 1.
www.seacoastonline.com /1999news/11_5a.htm   (708 words)

  
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