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Jan 22, 2019

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming

As scientists study the threats posed by a warming climate, some of the immediate effects of climate change have been a double-edged sword for some in and around Tasiilaq, a tiny town home to some 2,000 people nestled between icy peaks and lapped in frozen ocean waters.

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Fish dry on a rooftop in the late night sunshine in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 17, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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The snow-covered shore is reflected in the still water of a fjord near Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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An abandoned house stands on the shore of a fjord near Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A woman and child hold hands as they walk on the street in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A sled dog chained to a small shelter looks at a tire in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A small skiff motor past an iceberg in the open ocean near Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 24, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Seal hunter Henrik Josvasson reaches down to hook a seal he has just shot while hunting near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A young girl sits on a stone and smokes in the late evening sunshine above the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A young boy plays on a trampoline in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A man hangs laundry on a line in the evening sunshine through the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 17, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A man walks to his boat past a number of abandoned and dry-docked boats in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 15, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Young native Greenlanders take advantage of the last rays of daylight on a hill above the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Seal hunter Henrik Josvasson takes aim at a seal swimming near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A young girl plays on a trampoline in the evening sunshine in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A band plays music during a late night dance in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 17, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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The setting sun illuminates the face of seal hunter Henrik Josvasson near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Seal hunter Henrik Josvasson jumps back onto his boat after searching for puffin eggs near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Blood stains a tarp as a bag of seal offal rests on the ground in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 16, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A seal carcass and offal rests on the shoreline of the harbour in the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland, June 18, 2018. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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