Despite its location, Greenland shares some similarities with the global south. Many of its 60,000 inhabitants subsist at least in part on nature, and its governance status is akin to a colony of a European nation. The government has welcomed the opportunity to establish greater economic independence from Denmark by “developing” Greenland. However, given that black carbon, in the form of soot-laden snow, accounts for about a third of the warming in the Arctic regions, is heavy industry, most of which is foreign-owned, a viable development path?
Mitchell, James. “Can Climate Change Be Good for Greenland? An Arctic Island’s Response to New Development Opportunities.” Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Spring 2008, 23-24.