On June 1st I arrived in Nuuk - for an intense week. I’d rented a boat through The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources that would take me and a few colleagues to the Sermilik Fjord somewhat 100 km S of Nuuk. With me I had Henry Fountain, a climate reporter and Ben C. Solomon a filmmaker and journalist both from the New York Times. Going there by boat was fascinating as you really got the impression of just how big this site is. The Sermilik delta is one of the deltas in Greenland that has prograded the most since the 1980’s. It’s also the place in Greenland, where most sediment is poured out into on single fjord.
The following day we did a helicopter ride to this site and its neighbouring deltas. To see this place again but from a completely different angle - just 24 hours after we literally was right in the centre of the delta - was one of the most spectacular experiences I’ve had in Greenland.
Henry and Ben have produced this feature article in the New York Times where you can see all the beautiful videos and photos and read the story.