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‘Greenland is melting’

“It was a lovely and oddly cheerful sight, the graveyard overlooking the ice.”

Elizabeth Kolbert concludes her article ‘Greenland is Melting’ that appears on The New Yorker on a rather poignant note:

“To get back to town, I followed a different route. This one took me past Ilulissat’s cemetery. The plots were marked with white wooden crosses and heaped with bright-colored plastic flowers. It was a lovely and oddly cheerful sight, the graveyard overlooking the ice.”

The article highlights Greenland’s fast shrinking ice sheet amidst rising global temperatures.

The last line particularly makes for a good opening line for a piece of fiction.

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