Greenland has serious problems. A Trump deal isn’t one of them.

Ephrat Livni
Greenland has serious problems. A Trump deal isn’t one of them.

Greenland, which is not green but icy, was so named by an Icelandic exile hoping to attract settlers. Now the ice is melting and citizens of the autonomous Arctic territory, which US president Donald Trump wants to purchase from Denmark, are on the frontlines of climate change, watching as their way of life melts away. On Aug. 20, Trump canceled plans to visit Denmark next month, ostensibly because the country’s authorities have rebuffed any possible discussion of selling Greenland.