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    Eric the Red had traveled twelve thousand miles during all the trips he took near and in Greenland. In the summer of 986 BCE Erik the red wanted to form a colony in the new land he had discovered. He called the new land Greenland. Erik stated that Greenland had a lot of natural resources. He also said to the people that there is a lot of game in Greenland like whales, seals, bears and fish. To start this new colony, twenty-five ships left for Greenland from Iceland. Of the twenty-five ships, only fourteen ships reached Greenland. Along the way to Greenland, the weather was bad and some of the ships wrecked. On the ships there were household goods and domesticated animals. The ships also transported about four hundred people. The colony was formed in…

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    of 25 ships, onboard were around 500, men and women, domestic animals and anything else that they would need to start a new country. Unfortunately, of the 25 ships only 14 made it to the green land. It was here that Erik the Red would established a chieftain's seat of power at what is now Qassiarsuk in Southern Greenland. It is widely believed that Erick the Red visited Norway in around 1000 where he was then converted to Christianity by Olaf I. Around 500 years before Christopher Columbus…

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    Jared Diamond spends the prologue of his novel, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”, explores the demise of communities throughout history and how such a thing could occur. He believes, as can be inferred from the title of the book, that societies primarily fail as a result of the decisions they make in response to other issues. In the prologue, “A Tale of Two Farms”, Diamond presents his definition of a collapse, his framework for analyzing a collapse, and how he compares the…

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    The Connection between Greenland and Denmark. Greenland was one amongst the three constituent countries of the Kingdom of Denmark known as Danish Realm. The three countries that make up former Danish Realm are Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark. Historically, Greenland was tied with Denmark after the unitary state Denmark-Norway was dissolved in 1814, Greenland remained under Danish colonial empire however colonial status ceased in 1953. In 1721 modern colonization began with the Norwegian-…

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    Greenland Shark Essay

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    The Greenland Shark, also known as the grey shark, is the largest species of shark that lies in the North Atlantic Ocean near Canada, Greenland, Norway and Iceland (Wikipedia Contributors). The grey shark lives further north than any other shark; on rare occasions these sharks have been found as far south as the Gulf of Mexico (Wikipedia Contributors). Greenland sharks are the only species that consistently live in these arctic and sub-arctic temperature waters (Rogers). Other than being one of…

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    I. CITATION Legal Status of Eastern Greenland (Den. v. Nor.), 1933 P.C.I.J. (ser. A/B) No. 53 (Apr.5) II. THE FACTS A. Material In 1931, the Royal Norwegian Government pronounced that it had continued to involve certain Eastern domains in Greenland, which the Danish Gov't said were liable to the Crown of Denmark. Amid WWI, US and Denmark went into a bargain whereby US would not protest Denmark stretching out their interests to Greenland. In 1919, after Denmark moved toward Norway with the…

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    Artist in Greenland Dominating the landscape is a large, shimmering iceberg, which towers over a field of snow and contrasts with a vibrant blue sky. Clustered in the foreground is a painter and his team of sled dogs, who stare at the viewer from their position on the snow and give a sense of life to the otherwise desolate, but beautiful, landscape. Painted in oils by American artist Rockwell Kent in 1935 (with the addition of several figures in 1960), Artist in Greenland is a vibrant modernist…

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    Due to this, a river was formed and the glaciated landform keeps getting deflated, with more ice sinking and retreating. Greenland has a glacier named Ilulissat and from the TED Talk video, we can imagine it’s scale and size that it possesses. The fact that it is moving out from Greenland into the Atlantic Ocean is a serious issue. The truth is that many icebergs of greater size than this ‘building’ are entering the ocean as well. Thus, climate change especially through global warming, is…

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    The book that I have chosen to read was The Call of the Wild, written by Jack London. How did Buck respond to numerous conflicts that occurred after he was kidnapped? When Buck was taken away from Judge Miller, he has a hard time finding a master who he beloved. While Buck is struggling to find a master, he suffers beating when he does not do what he is told. During Bucks journey through the wilderness Buck learns that loyalty is very important in order to keep the sled dog team together.…

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    The Greenland Ice Sheet

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    The world is starting to reach a tipping point with regard to global climate change. In fact, “several studies have suggested that temperature stabilization at or below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial temperatures should be the goal of climate change policy. Warming above this level would likely cause large areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, would put the West Antarctic Ice Sheet at substantial risk, and would cause widespread disruption to global ecosystems and the hydrologic cycle.”…

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