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“The People with Much Peat.” Our first visit to an Inuit community, at the mouth of the Scoresbysund Fjord, East Greenland’s most northerly community has about 500 people, a lovely Lutheran church, an upscale crafts store, a large store selling everything from food to tools. The weather station here sends up a balloon twice a day to measure wind direction and pressure. Every three hours, the surface weather is observed and ozone measurements are also taken. 

The colors of Inuit houses are practical and indicate the function of the building: Commercial houses red; hospitals yellow; police stations black; telephone company green and fish factories blue.

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