Science: Warmer Future

It is high time, in the opinion of Greenland-born Dr. Svend Frederiksen of Washington's Arctic Institute, that the world take account of its changing climate. For 50 years or more, says Dr. Frederiksen (who likes to describe himself as one of the world's two practicing Eskimologists*), the climate of the Arctic has been warming up, making agriculture possible where it has not been practiced in modern times. Southern Greenlanders are raising cattle and sheep as the Viking colonists did a thousand years ago¬óbefore their colony was destroyed, probably by increasing cold. Oats can...

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