Why Donald trump wants to buy Greenland?

The current President of the United States of America the people are incredibly interesting. We won’t talk about his leadership qualities and styles of government, our interest is in a bit different plane. The fact that Donald trump has repeatedly made strong statements about his disbelief in climate change. By the way, he continued to do so even after he was given the UN report on the state of the Earth climate. And suddenly the tramp expresses the desire to buy a Greenland — the largest and most important island on the planet. So do you? And why Trump Greenland? Let’s deal!

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What do you know about Greenland?

Don’t know about you, but surely the majority at the mention of Greenland stand before the eyes of the picture with the cows, nice houses, green meadows and smiling Danes. Actually, how it usually looks in the vastness of the Kingdom of Denmark. Beauty and only. But there it was.

Let’s start with the fact that Greenland is the largest island on the planet. It is located in the North-East of North America. Near Greenland is much smaller Islands. All together they form the administrative unit of Denmark.

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According to the most common version of the island was discovered expelled from Norway for killing a European Eric the Red in 982. From the 13th to the 17th century Greenland was shaken by internal wars and civil strife. In the result of the cold weather and harsher weather conditions, the population of Greenland is almost extinct. Perhaps it all would have lasted, if in the 18th century about Greenland is not remembered by the Danes. In 1721 the Kingdom of Denmark made Greenland their colony, and in 1953, the island finally became part of the Kingdom and even got the Autonomous status in 1979.

Who lives in Greenland?

In fact Greenland is not a very friendly place. More than 80% of the surface of Greenland is covered with ice. The thickness of the ice on the island reach up to three kilometers. So if they suddenly melt away very good, as the level of the world ocean in this case will rise by as much as 7 meters.

Typical Greenland landscape

Needless to say that Greenland is not hot. The average temperature in the winter months reaches -47 °C, and in summer to -12 °C. However, in fairness, we note that in the southern part of the island in the month of July you can sometimes warm — sometimes the thermometer shows +20°C.

Look like the homes of local residents in Greenland

At such temperatures it is logical that almost 90% of the population of Greenland are Inuit (or eskimo). In the remaining 10% consists of Danes, Icelanders and other Europeans. Do the inhabitants of this cold island is mainly hunting and fishing. However, despite the harsh weather conditions of the inhabitants of Greenland all better able to see the Northern lights. Which, by the way, seen from mid-September to mid-April. Life is not a fairy tale!

According to 2018, in Greenland, home to 57 thousand people.

Why would Trump the Danish island?

Will not wait to answer this burning question. The current President of the United States coveted the resources of Greenland is surprisingly rich. And it’s not just in the ice. Although we are very worried. In Greenland many natural resourcesincluding oil, diamonds, gold, iron ore, lead and uranium.

Of course, extraction of resources on the biggest and very cold island, the planet class is difficult and economically costly. The Danish government conducts mineral extraction in Greenland on the basis of global demand for certain resources. For example, the oil in Greenland in the coming decades to produce no one is going. It is understandable — imagine the cost of drilling of ice in such harsh weather conditions.

Discuss life in Greenland and the resources of the island here.

But the U.S. is also rich in resources. So it’s not just them. In fact, the United States is not the first time show interest in buying Greenland. The island is located just below the Arctic ocean, between Canada and Europe. In the 19th century, President Andrew Jackson expressed the idea of buying the island. And Harry Truman in 1946 even offered Denmark 100 million dollars for the purchase of Greenland. As you can see, it didn’t work out.

And yet in the years of the cold war, the US built several military installations in Greenland. Today, there are toxic nuclear waste. But as the situation in the world today can not be called quiet, the desire of the trump likely to be caused by strategic interests.

How much is Greenland?

Given all of the above, Denmark your island does not want to sell. Still, any envy of the resource-rich land, and even covered with ice in the face of rapid climate change. Minerals, clean water and fish stocks, seafood, renewable energy sources. And let’s not forget about the location of the island. Isn’t this the perfect place?

So Donald trump thinks so. His desire to buy the island so great that he is willing to spend more than $ 10 trillion. In addition, the President of the United States decided to assure the people of Greenland that will not break the habitual way of life on the island. And even has published in his Twitter photo, the caption under that reads, “I promise not to do that with Greenland”.

Photo from Twitter of U.S. President

However, we doubt that the Danes and the people of Greenland will be happy to come under the trump. After all, climate change, the US President does not believe, and Greenland is very important for the well-being of the entire planet. It would be foolhardy to give in the hands of a person who is not concerned about the environmental situation on the planet, as a precious resource.

What do you think, are there any other reasons why trump wants to buy Greenland? Share your opinion in the comments.

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