Report: Denmark to lay claim to North Pole
The summer sun sheds light on an iceberg near the town of Ilulissat, Greenland.
May 18th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Report: Denmark to lay claim to North Pole

The Kingdom of Denmark is preparing to claim ownership of the North Pole, according to a Danish media report.

In a document leaked to the Danish newspaper Information, Denmark will ask the United Nations to recognize the North Pole as a geologic extension of Greenland, the vast Arctic island that is a Danish territory. Danish Foreign Minister Lene Espersen confirmed the annexation attempt, Information reported.


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Take part in CNN’s search for extreme science
In early March, four scientists arrived in Resolute, Canada, for rigorous polar ice training, including what do in case of a polar bear encounter and how to sleep safely in a tent in frigid temperatures.
March 21st, 2011
08:48 AM ET

Take part in CNN’s search for extreme science

CNN is going to the Arctic Circle – and we want you to be part of the journey.

Our special correspondent, environmental activist Philippe Cousteau, grandson of acclaimed explorer Jacques Cousteau, will be accompanied by CNN producer Matt Vigil and cameraman Darren Bull. They’ll battle the sub-zero elements and the threat of polar bears on a two-week mission to report on the work of the Catlin Arctic Survey.

The Arctic Circle that rings the North Pole is known as ground zero for climate change.

We’ll explore the work done by scientists who are collecting data and samples to find out how melting ice is impacting ocean currents, marine life and the climate and weather conditions around the world.

We want your questions for the CNN team and the scientists. You might want to know what it’s like working in such extreme conditions, what challenges the CNN team faces, or more about the science they’re carrying out.

Comment here and we’ll pass on your questions. They might become part of our coverage!

Filed under: Climate change • Environment • North Pole