Greenland beginning to live up to its name

Here's a poignant story I read in the papers.
Greenland is seeking more autonomy (it's currently part of Denmark --remember this for the pub quiz question, 'What country in Europe has the largest land mass?'), .
The reason Greenland is seeking more autonomy is because they are extracting more and more oil from the island, and are slowly becoming more self-sufficient.
The reason they are extracting more and more oil is because the ice in Greenland is melting.
The ice in Greenland is melting because of the greenhouse effect.
The greenhouse effect is caused by people extracting more and more oil.
Conclusion: Al Gore cares more about the Greenland ice melting than do the 50,000 or so Inuit that inhabit Greenland.

Posted by zeptimius at 02:48 PM, November 26, 2008