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Destination: GREENLAND

For two weeks, Larry Lunt, a member of NRDC's Global Leadership Council, and Alain Hubert, a Belgian explorer and founder of the International Polar Foundation, trekked some 200 miles from the town of Qaanaaq across Greenland's Humbolt Glacier, the Northern Hemisphere's largest and fastest moving river of ice.




Qaanaaq, Greenland, marks the very edge of human civilization. It is mankind's northernmost outpost, a town of barely more than 600 that has carried on the traditions of the Inuit and their forebears for many thousands of years.  The Inuit who remain rely on stable sea ice to access the whales and seals they hunt for survival. The ice is thinner now. It melts faster than ever before. In recent years, the rest of the world has begun to take note as the people, places, and creatures that define the Arctic have fallen victim to the ills of a warming, industrialized world.

FOLLOW THE VOYAGE: Larry Lunt's Expedition Log

EXPERT OPINION: Arctic science and policy from Natural Resources Defense Council

SCIENCEPOLES: News and science from our partners at the International Polar Foundation

Greenland, Days 15 and 16: The End of an Adventure
Greenland, Day 14: Second Homes for Seals
Greenland, Day 13: Wildlife
Greenland, Day 12: Clearing the Ice
Greenland, Day 11: Call from the Prince
Greenland, Day 10: The Winds Return
Greenland, Day 9: Excited for Instant Soup
Greenland, Day 8: We Reach the Summit
Greenland, Day 7: Panic in the Tent
Greenland, Day 6: The Infernal Climb
Greenland, Day 5: A Lovely Day on the Ice
Greenland, Day 4: Polar Bears Pass Through Town
Greenland, Day 3: The Dying Hunters
Greenland, Day 2: A Village Relocated
Greenland, Day 1: A Lesson in Luggage Lost
Destination: Greenland -- Why Go North?