Coming to Greenland has been insightful and very enriching. We’ve been introduced to a whole new perspective of this vast and remote country. Before it seemed so far away, it was something out of a biology or history book.
The ice, When landing in Narsarsuaq we were introduced to a landscape of mountains covered with bushes and trees. Sailing across the fjord at full speed, in between melting icebergs, gave the first real impression of how massive this place actually is, these incomprehensible horizons revealed their true nature while we still went 40 knots across the fjord, now towards the village that seemed only a short trip away from the airport.
This village is called Qassiarsuk, now feeling like a second home I have developed a stronger sense of responsibility towards protecting this land. The consequences of carbon dioxide emissions has become a more realistic and urgent issue to me now, rather than a distant and irrelevant problem as i am watching and learning that this landscape is experiencing many negative changes regarding the climate.