Climate change will turn Greenland green

Salon: History teachers often point out the humor in Greenland’s name. That northerly land, after all, is anything but green. According to the Icelandic Sagas, Eric the Red–exiled from Iceland for the crime of murder–stumbled upon Greenland’s glacial shores in the late 10th century. Though “Coldland” or “Snowyland” would have been more apt, he dubbed the place “Grnland” in the hopes of luring settlers to the remote outpost with the promise of bountiful forests and fields. Eric the Red’s false advertising,......

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