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A Greenlandic fisherman died in a tsunami in 1952. Did climate change kill him?

A fisher boat sails back to Ilulissat, Greenland, as climate change threatens the Arctic. September 14, 2021.

"The landslide would not have happened if not for warming of the slope," the lead author of a new study stated. Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Spencer Feingold
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The 1952 Niiortuut landslide as it looks today (2019) from a helicopter
A photo of the 1952 landslide site taken in 2019 from a helicopter. Image: Kristian Svennevig
Kristian Svennevig, GEUS geologist

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Helicopter view of the 2021 Assapaat landslide.
A photo taken from a helicopter of the 2021 landslide. Image: Kristian Svennevig
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