Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming - Chapter 3: Greenland Rising Summary & Analysis

McKenzie Funk
This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming.
This section contains 307 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming Study Guide

Summary

In Chapter 3, "Greenland Rising," the effect that climate change is having on Greenland is explored. As the global warming causes ice caps to melt, more usable land is being created. Also, deposits of oil, gold, zinc, diamonds, and uranium are being discovered when the glaciers recede. As a result, Greenlanders are considering seeking independence from Denmark, even though their country has received many amenities in recent years thanks to Danish funding. Many in Greenland feel that they would benefit more from gaining total control of the vast fortunes made possible by the discovery of the abundance of natural resources and increased oil drilling. The setting of this chapter is a week-long tour of Greenland by a group of politicians who speak to residents in various communities about the merits of secession.

Analysis

In one of the book’s most fascinating chapters, Funk...

(read more from the Chapter 3: Greenland Rising Summary)

This section contains 307 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy the Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook