Denmark Claims the North Pole


north-poleDenmark’s foreign minister has announced that the country will deliver a claim to the North Pole to the United Nations.

According to data from a five-year scientific study, Greenland’s continental shelf links under the Arctic Ocean to a ridge and allows Denmark to claim the 345,600-square-mile area and its energy resources. The claim will go against Russia and Canada, both of which are hoping to control it.

Read it at The New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. In addition to Canada and Russia, the US and Norway could make a claim. And if Denmark really pushes this, Greenland might just declare full independence. (It is already fully self-governing except for foreign policy and defense.) Finally, the first expedition that we know for certain td have make it the North Pole was led by Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian.