An iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland, on August 15. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat, the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, with the US, Russia, China and others all wishing to stake a claim. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s laughable bid for Greenland reveals a great power tussle over the Arctic that’s deadly serious

  • As climate change makes the Arctic Ocean navigable and opens up access to fisheries and buried minerals, the fight over its riches will only intensify. Outrageous and comical as it may seem, Trump’s proposal to buy Greenland is unlikely to go away

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An iceberg floats away as the sun sets near Kulusuk, Greenland, on August 15. As warmer temperatures cause the ice to retreat, the Arctic region is taking on new geopolitical and economic importance, with the US, Russia, China and others all wishing to stake a claim. Photo: AP
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