Trekking in Austmannadalen, West-Greenland

I witnessed a steppe fire for the first time in my life in 2017. It was on a journey in the Arctic, 300 miles north of the polar circle. At first, I did not believe what I saw—the dry ground was burning, and dense smoke blocked the view to the inland ice. Try to imagine a steppe fire in Greenland! However, the climate crisis is not our only problem. At the beginning of 2019, the Doomsday Clock was set back to two minutes before midnight: “Humanity faces two simultaneous existential threats, either of which would be cause for extreme concern and immediate attention: climate change and nuclear weapons,” explained the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists of its decision.

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