Just came across this paper, and thought it provided a good contrast to the spin we often hear.

Here's the abstract (my emphasis)
Quote:

Temporal and spatial variability are analysed in Greenland instrumental temperature records from 24 coastal and three
ice sheet locations. Trends over the longest period available, 18732001, at Ilulissat/Jakobshavn indicate statistically
significant warming in all seasons: 5 C in winter. Trends over the 19012000 century in southern Greenland indicate
statistically significant spring and summer cooling
. General periods of warming occurred from 1885 to 1947 and 1984
to 2001, and cooling occurred from 1955 to 1984. The standard period 196190 was marked by 12 C statistically
significant cooling. In contrast to Northern Hemisphere mean temperatures, the 1990s do not contain the warmest years
on record in Greenland
. The warmest years in Greenland were 1932, 1947, 1960, and 1941. The coldest years were 1918,
1984, 1993, and 1972, several of which coincide with major volcanic eruptions. Over 19912000, statistically significant
24 C warming was observed in western Greenland, 1.1 C warming at the ice sheet summit (3200 m), although this is
statistically insignificant. Annual temperature trends are dominated by winter variability. Much of the observed variability
is shown to be linked with the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO), sea ice extent, and volcanism
. The correlation of coastal
temperature anomalies with the NAO is statistically significant, in autumn and winter at western and southern sites.
Warming from 1873 to 1930 and subsequent cooling persists after the removal of the NAO signal. Temperature trends are
often opposite between west and east Greenland. This apparent teleconnection is spurious, however, given insignificant
eastwest correlation values.


Here's the paper for those interested in reading it
http://polarmet.mps.ohio-state.edu/jbox/pubs/Box_2002_Greenland_Temperature_Analysis.pdf