The Arctic is probably not a place most of us think about regularly. But it's been on my mind a lot lately. You can of course, quite easily travel to plenty of really cold places, but once you cross that magical polar line, everything just seems more extreme. Human inhabitation, the wildlife, terrain, you name it. Nothing is the same in the polar regions.
When I initially went to visit Greenland, it was because I just wanted to see the northern lights, and I figured, if I'm going to see the northern lights, might as well go somewhere really interesting. At that time, Greenland was just that really big blob on the map. In the past few years, Greenland has come up more and more, but generally only in the context of our melting polar ice caps and its contribution to rising sea levels.
Is there still hope for Greenland as I've seen it? I'd like to think so. You never really miss something until its truly gone, but I hope more people get the chance to visit Greenland so they will feel emboldened to want to take action to save our environment from humanity's foolishness.