Climate change is the most important political issue in the European Union,
European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso said after a visit to
Greenland to see the effects of global warming first hand.
"We need to do more. The situation is very dramatic," Mr Barroso said according
to Danish daily Politiken.
"Greenland is without doubt one of the areas on the planet which are most
affected by climate change," he added, while explaining that it was essential
for him to see the effects of warming with his own eyes.
Greenland – a self-governed Danish territory - is the world's largest island of
which 81 percent is covered by the Greenland ice sheet.
Mr Barroso was invited by Greenland premier Hans Enoksen and Danish prime
minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to survey the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier - a UN
heritage site - in Ilulissat on the west coast of Greenland.
The glacier is ...