Every time I read about global warming (cooling) and climate change, I have a tendency to think: this is such a longterm problem, with very few consequences for our lives; it should be of no concern to us. The other day I read that Greenland's entire icecap could melt by the year 2350 (oh no!) and Antarctica's outer icecaps could be withdrawing for up to 30 kilometres inland! For environmentalists this is a spooky scenario. Cities like New York and London will disappear from the map! Entire cultures will drown! But just think of all the fantastic things we can go do on Greenland and Antarctica, if only that damned ice wouldn't be there. Both landmasses are full of mineral resources, not the least of which are vast oil reserves, gold and aluminium. We can build new cities in Greenland, which will be a beautiful green land full of flowers and prairies with a gentle climate. It will have vast water resources, a commodity which by that time will be very valuable. It will have gigantic clean energy potential (hydro, thermal). Greenland is strategically located between the US, Europe, Canada and East Asia. So exporting its huge reserves of mineral resources will be no problem either. Moreover, if all the ice of the Arctic Sea melts, we will finally be able to travel the North East Passage to China, that Mythical Golden Shipping Lane of which so many explorers, kings and emperors have dreamt. Global shipping will see tremendous change, connecting Europe, Northern Russia (with its vast natural resources) and Asia much better than ever before. The same story with Antarctica: finally all those natural resources will be exploitable, because the weather and climate will no longer prevent it. Moreover, shipping lanes from Antarctica will be hassle free because there will be not one single iceberg around. In short, global warming is really a good thing. I think we should speed it up. London and New York will disappear, but who cares, with 1/1000th of the resources of Greenland and Antarctica we can rebuilt those cities five times over. Man is flexible and can easily adapt to change.