Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a tour the Jakobshavn Glacier and the Ilulissat Icefjord, located near the Arctic Circle, Friday, June 17, 2016, in Ilulissat, Greenland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
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Sailing through fields of large icebergs aboard a Danish naval vessel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought his tour of the Arctic to Greenland on Friday, visiting the Northern Hemisphere's largest glacier to bring attention to the dangers of climate change.Hazarding a brief June snow and hail flurry in Disko Bay off Greenland's third largest city of Ilulissat, population 4,500, some 220 miles (350 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle, Kerry was meeting with scientists researching the dramatic erosion of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier that is contributing to global sea rise. On Thursday, Kerry was in Norway's extreme north, visiting a polar research station in Ny-Alesund, the world's northernmost civilian settlement and viewing the Blomstrand Glacier, which has also receded significantly in the past 25 years to 30 years, with summer temperatures now 8 degrees and 11 degrees higher than they were.
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