While consensus has developed around the threats to human civilizations and our natural world by the warming climate, it is also important to realize that adapting to these changes will result in both winners and losers. Global shipping could be transformed if an ice-free channel opens in the Arctic on a regular annual basis, but how would that affect the economics of the Panama Canal? Similarly, while some communities and cities are likely to be inundated by the rise in sea levels, in some places, such as Greenland, the melting glaciers will likely result at least in some economic benefit to the country.
At ground zero of warming, Greenland seeks to unlock frozen assets
By Jakarta Globe
Accessed June 19, 2017