AllGov - News - Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheet: Ecological Disaster or Tourism Opportunity?
Normally, about half of the ice sheet experiences melting during the summer. This year, from July 11 to 13, 97% of it thawed some amount. The news was concerning to some. Others, like those running travel agencies, view the impact of global warming as an opportunity to boost tourism.
Most of Greenland’s sightseers once came from Denmark and Germany. But more tourists are now coming from the U.S. and Canada, thanks to the tourism industry and its “see global warming for yourself” campaign. Helicopter rides are available.