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Sep 11, 2010 - Qaqortoq

Greenland and Iceland should have their names reversed. Thanks to the Humboldt Current, Iceland’s climate is quite mild for its latitude and the parts that are not covered with recent lava fields and glaciers are green and fertile. The Vikings that first came to Greenland named it so in an effort to attract their countrymen to come live there. Madison Avenue had nothing on these guys! To be fair there is considerable evidence that the climate in Greenland was much warmer 1,000 years ago. Corn used to be grown here then, but now 78% of the...

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