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  • usganut usganut Mar 21, 2013 2:21 PM Flag

    The Washington Post

    The Washington Post

    The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen , Norway

    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.

    Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

    Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.

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    I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post - 90 years ago.

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    • I'd suggest you be wary of "reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers" from 1922. What you should be looking at is the global concensus among modern scientists who have far better tools and methods at their disposal.

      But hey, I know you guys are stuck in the past. If a message from seal hunters in 1922 gets you to see the light, well I think that's just swell!

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      • "Averaged over all land and ocean surfaces, temperatures have warmed roughly 1.33°F (0.74ºC) over the last century,"

        That is correct, but you left out the next sentence:

        "Average temperatures have risen more quickly since the late 1970s (0.31 to 0.45°F per decade)."

        So just about all of the temperature increase has been in the past forty years. previous decade averages were in the 0.14 degree range. Just search for the EPA's climate change page.

        But I'm not hear to argue climatology with you. I'm smart enough to defer to the experts on things I don't know much about. Are you? Or will you decide it was cold last week so entire scientific community studying the issue must be wrong and Rush must be right?

      • And here is your up to date report from all those modern scientists. "Averaged over all land and ocean surfaces, temperatures have warmed roughly 1.33°F (0.74ºC) over the last century,"

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