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This natural-color image taken on July 4, 2010, by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, shows a sapphire-colored pond springing up as snow and ice melt atop the glaciers in southwestern Greenland. Greenland’s PM says the rapid melting of glaciers will benefit its economy and geology.
This natural-color image taken on July 4, 2010, by the Advanced Land Imager on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, shows a sapphire-colored pond springing up as snow and ice melt atop the glaciers in southwestern Greenland. Greenland’s PM says the rapid melting of glaciers will benefit its economy and geology.
(NASA/REUTERS)

Why Greenland sees opportunities in rapidly melting Arctic ice

Amid the dark predictions by environmentalists of doom and destruction wrought by climate change and rapidly melting Arctic ice, Aleqa Hammond sees glittery diamonds, rubies, gold and so much opportunity.

Ms. Hammond, the 48-year-old prime minister of Greenland – its first female leader – is bullish about climate change and what it can do for her island, which makes up 20 per cent of the Arctic.