People in Southern Greenland are welcoming climate change for the opportunities it will give them to grow their own vegetables, like potatoes.
But in Nuuk’s corridors of power, the movers and shakers are anticipating that climate change will allow Greenland to exploit its once inaccessible natural resources, and perhaps allow the territory the financial independence to become completely independent from Denmark.
For a sense of the town where these decisions will be made, check out our photo gallery: “Nuuk, Greenland – People & Places”
Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.
Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.