Tag Archives: Greenland

GOP Sen. Tom Cotton: The US Should Buy Greenland

Sen. Tom Cotton writes for the New York Times: After news leaked last week that President Trump had expressed interest in acquiring Greenland from Denmark, his critics predictably derided him as crazy. But once again, the president is crazy like a fox. The acquisition of Greenland would secure vital strategic interests for the United States, economically benefit both us and …

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State Department To Open US Consulate In Greenland

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader plan to increase the U.S. presence in the …

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Trump Had Invited Himself To Denmark Meeting

The Daily Beast reports: Speaking to reporters on the White House’s South Lawn in late July, President Donald Trump revealed that he was “looking at” a stop in Denmark after an upcoming trip to Poland to attend a World War II commemorative ceremony. For officials in Copenhagen, the comment came as a surprise. Although it is customary in Denmark for …

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Trump Joked About Trading Puerto Rico For Greenland

The New York Times reports: It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously along the line between farce …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton: Actually, Greenland Was My Idea

Talk Politics reports: Months before President Donald Trump expressed an interest in buying Greenland, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he suggested the idea to the President and met with the Danish ambassador to propose the sale of the large land mass to the U.S. Speaking Wednesday (Aug. 21) at the inaugural Talk Business & Politics Power Lunch at the …

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Trump Attacks “Nasty” Danish Prime Minister: You Can’t Treat USA The Way You Used To Under Obama [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to postpone a state visit to Denmark, accusing the country’s prime minister of making a “nasty and inappropriate statement” in rejecting his desire to discuss possibly purchasing Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory. “I thought it was a very not nice way of saying something. They could have just told me …

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Danish PM “Disappointed And Surprised” By Trump, Former Foreign Minister: Trump’s “Throwing A Hissy Fit”

The Associated Press reports: Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen says she is “disappointed and surprised” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his visit to Denmark after she called Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Arctic territory of Greenland from Denmark “an absurd discussion.” Trump, who was scheduled to visit Denmark on Sept. 2-3 as part of a European …

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Denmark Furious After Trump Abruptly Cancels Visit Over Their Rejection Of Insane Plan To Buy Greenland

CNN reports: Less than two weeks before his scheduled trip to Denmark, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has postponed his visit to Copenhagen after the Danish Prime Minister disputed his interest in buying Greenland as “absurd.” On Sunday, Trump confirmed his interest in buying the country, telling reporters that Greenland is hurting Denmark. “We are good allies …

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Conan Suggests Trading Florida For Greenland [VIDEO]

“If there’s anything I’ve learned from watching hundreds of hours of Property Brothers, saying ‘It’s not for sale’ is the classic opening gambit, That means you’re ready to go. Greenland is definitely for sale. “And, ladies and gentlemen, if we don’t move fast, some other country is going to overpay for it. Yeah, China, that lookie-lou, is going to come …

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Trump Promises Not To Build Hotel In Greenland

USA Today reports: A day after President Donald Trump said he was “looking at” purchasing Greenland, he tweeted an edited photo of a small village that also features a high-rise building with his name emblazoned at the top. Trump shared the edited image Monday evening of what looks like Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, which is a gold high-rise …

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Danish PM: Selling Greenland Is An Absurd Discussion

The Associated Press reports: Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope …

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Trump: Greenland Is A Large Real Estate Deal [VIDEO]

“Greenland, it got released somehow. It’s something we talked about. Denmark essentially owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. So the concept came up, and I said, certainly, strategically it’s interesting and we’d be interested, but we’ll talk to them a little bit. “It’s not number one on …

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Fox News Loves “Brilliant Idea” To Buy Greenland

“The thing about land is that God isn’t making any more of it, so it’s usually a good investment. Real estate has paid off well for the United States – the Louisiana Purchase, the annexation of Texas, California, obviously Alaska. Another point that Secretary of State Pompeo pointed out is that if the direst warnings about global warming do come …

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Denmark Ridicules Trump: Greenland Isn’t For Sale

Reuters reports: Danish politicians on Friday poured scorn on the notion of selling Greenland to the United States following reports that President Donald Trump had privately discussed the idea of buying the world’s biggest island with his advisers. “It has to be an April Fool’s joke. Totally out of season,” former prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen [photo] said on Twitter. …

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SRSLY: Trump Wants To Buy Greenland From Denmark

The Wall Street Journal reports: In meetings, at dinners and in passing conversations, Mr. Trump has asked advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, listened with interest when they discuss its abundant resources and geopolitical importance, and, according to two of the people, has asked his White House counsel to look into the idea. Some of his advisers have supported …

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Greenland Ice Melt Unleashes Billions Of Tons Of Water

The Washington Post reports: An extraordinary melt event that began earlier this week continues on Thursday on the Greenland ice sheet, and there are signs that about 60 percent of the expansive ice cover has seen detectable surface melting, including at higher elevations that only rarely see temperatures climb above freezing. July 31 was the biggest melt day since at …

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Soaring Temps Hasten Greenland Ice Melt [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Ice is melting in unprecedented ways as summer approaches in the Arctic. In recent days, observations have revealed a record-challenging melt event over the Greenland ice sheet, while the extent of ice over the Arctic Ocean has never been this low in mid-June during the age of weather satellites. Greenland saw temperatures soar up to 40 …

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Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet Nears Tipping Point

National Geographic reports: A new study warns that Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought. But perhaps the biggest surprise is that most of this ice loss is from the land-fast ice sheet itself, not Greenland’s glaciers. The new study, published January 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the largest sustained ice …

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Thickest Arctic Sea Ice Breaks Up For First Known Time

The Guardian reports: The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere. One meteorologist described …

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GREENLAND: Same-Sex Marriage Begins

The Perchy Bird reports: Greenland’s same-sex marriage law went into effect today (April 1st). The marriage bill, which is an adoption of Denmark’s matrimonial laws, was passed unanimously by both the Greenlandic Parliament and Danish Parliament. The two-year long journey from the first marriage bill’s submission to marriage equality in Greenland began back in 2014 when the same-sex marriage bill …

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